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Changing Wheelsets? Do it myself or take to shop?

luckeeesmom2010-04-29 03:30:03 +0000 #1
I just ordered a new neuvation M28 Aero wheelset to upgrade from my OEM wheelset. Included with it are Enduro ceramic bearings. What is involved with installation of these? My boyfriend is really good with bike stuff but I didn't know if we need special tools or anything like that. Thanks for any help with this
Blueberry2010-04-29 03:41:42 +0000 #2
No advice on this (except to say that you'll need a cassette breaking tool), but wanted to say hi to another NC person. I live in Durham and work in Raleigh.

CA
DebW2010-04-29 04:15:03 +0000 #3
You'll just have to swap the cassette and add a tire, tube, and rimstrip. Swapping the cassette requires a special tool, but most any somewhat bike-savvy person can do it.
luckeeesmom2010-04-29 04:26:53 +0000 #4
So nothing special with the ceramic bearings? I didn't know if they were fragile or might need special treatment during installation. I'm not bike savvy at all
luckeeesmom2010-04-29 04:35:44 +0000 #5
That's funny CA, I work in Durham and live in Raleigh
DebW2010-04-29 04:46:06 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by luckeeesmom

So nothing special with the ceramic bearings? I didn't know if they were fragile or might need special treatment during installation. I'm not bike savvy at all

I haven't worked with ceramic bearings before, but they will be well-sealed inside the hub. If they're tough enough to ride on, they're tough enough you don't have to worry about them when changing the cassette.
Mr. SR5002010-04-29 04:30:33 +0000 #7
Worth it to invest in a chain whip and cassette tool. Easy job. You might need to adjust your brakes depending on rim width.
OakLeaf2010-04-29 05:00:24 +0000 #8
Oooooh, purty! Shame on you for not posting a link: www.neuvationcycling.com/product27.html ! And 33% off plus the free ceramic bearing upgrade, too!

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