Phil Track Front clicking

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  • Slowly acquiring parts for a first SS build, and have bought a front Phil. When I turn the axle, I can feel a slight/soft click about 3 times a revolution.

    Is this something I should worry about? It's gonna be a few weeks before I can get it on a bike, so want to ensure I've not got a problem.

    Thanks in advance.

  • get some new sealed bearings for the hub pop the old ones out, pop some new ones in

  • It's brand new! Fresh out the box...

  • oh ... should be as smooth as a babies bottom in that case

  • Thanks for your help; I have every faith in the retailer, so will drop them a line.

  • Spoke to LeRoy at Phil Wood, and he assures me it takes 'a few hundred miles' to properly break in the bearings, and suggested my problem was not a concern.

  • Sounds like bollocks! A new bearing is a new bearing, and as dickie says should as smooth as a smooth thing from new, you dont have to run ball races in.

  • Buy cheap, buy twice...

  • sounds about right to me. seals will wear a bit, grease will spread out. no probs.

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Phil Track Front clicking

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