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Bearing cleaning tutorial

I stumbled across this video tutorial from the kind guys at Bustin. During the rather cold weather that we’ve been having, especially with all the grit that has been put down to stop the ice, bearings are taking a good beating. Whilst the quest for the waterproof bearing continues (watch this space) the best thing is to keep them running smooth.

 

The paint thinner (white spirit) can be substituted with 90% (rubbing) alcohol or if you’re feeling green some citrus cleaner. I cannot stress how important it is to get the bearings 100% bone dry before re-lubing.

Go out and enjoy some cold winter sunshine – it’s a glorious day here in Paris.

I didn’t realise at the time I added it, but the picture in the last post is actually feeding from a live webcam – at every page load the picture changes.

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