Peak bearing...


#1

Ughh. My peak bearing is hella responsive. Like tug responsive. No grinds, no binds. I cleaned it with paint thinner, and thin lubed it. Whatido?


#2

Paint Thinner - and lube? Uh oh.

You probably killed/messed it up.

Your best bet is to buy a new one.


#3

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


(Mitch Ginder) #4

soak it in mineral spirits, it should be fine


#5

You didn’t kill it, paint thinner should be fine. You probably just put too much lube in it afterwards. No more than a small drop is needed. If you put too much lube you just negate the effect of the cleaning.

Clean it again, in mineral spirits(paint thinner,…) or lighter fluid, and put a tiny amount of lube in it after you spin it dry. That should do the trick and make it unresponsive and not too loud.


#6

Also, make sure you dry it completely. If there is any excess mineral spirits left in there, it will stop the balls from spinning, so it will be responsive.