Pat 2012-04-20 05:29:15
I have been reading the discussion on wheel bearings and grease, and it
occurred to me that my new skates are a 2002 model. That means they have
been lying on their sides in a box for at least a year. Is there something
I should do prior to using these skates to lube the bearings or otherwise
prepare them? Wouldn’t some of the grease have settled to one side or
Pat in TX
B fuhrmann 2012-04-20 05:29:24
Spin the wheels and see what happens.
One person has said that they had a problem with the bearings on old skates.
I have bought 2 year old skates with the bearings being in perfect
Don’t expect the wheels to spin freely, that frequently doesn’t happen even
with brand new bearings. Many bearings need a little time (could be weeks
of skating) to push excess lubricant away from the b**** so that they roll
freely with no weight on them.
The bearings should not feel gritty or notchy when you turn them.
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Bob cardone 2012-04-20 05:29:28
You may have grease, or Gel, or oil. You won’t know until you open a
bearing and take a look inside.