Online FS bikes and bearing changes

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  • Online FS bikes and bearing changes
  • Premier Icon iainc
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    Say I bought a Bird, or a Canyon full susser, which needed bearings changed every year or so and I would prefer to get it done professionally – is this something that a typical LBS would generally be happy to do, or would they be less inclined as not a brand they sell ?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Can think of no reason at all why not

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    You will not struggle to find a mechanic or LBS prepared to change bearings in a bike they didn’t sell.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^^^ good, thank you 😊 !

    As I think I may order a Bird Aeris 120 in a few months time.

    Premier Icon transporter13
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    Why would it matter?.. Presuming that they can source the bearings or if you provide them, the job is entirely labour based so the best kind of work for a shop surely?

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I can honestly say that learning how to change the bearings in a bike yourself is one of the most satisfying spannering sessions you will ever do.

    Unlike a lbs that changed the bearings in my bike a couple of years back…. You can make sure it is done right too.👍

    My Jeffsy has 11 bearings to change by the way…. Still totally doable,I just take my time and do it right.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Cheers, think I am convinced !

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Just look out for SH or discounted bearing presses/pullers during that first year rather than when you start to hear them creaking.

    Chances are you’ll end up with a kit for little more than it costs for one LBS service, and as mentioned above, it’s a very satisfying job.

    You can make a press out of threaded rod, and sockets, for very little, if you’re in any way mechanically minded.

    mashr
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    http://www.bearingprotools.com has a load of bike specific kits too as an easy starter

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