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    Baby Twin
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    front wheel turns but should it do so more freely?

    Hello all. refitted my front wheel( gen.2 RSVR),bounced it to allow it to settle in place before torquing up to 100nm and seen that Brakes are not binding and bearings are fine but the wheel is rather resistant to spinning-when on the stand (of course). It may be nothing but it seems like a lot of drag and potentially lost performance when it completes one rotation or less when given a fairly firm push on the Tyre. The 'drag' is comparable to that on the back wheel but, sans chain, I'd have expected the wheel
    To turn more like a bicycle wheel. Any thoughts?

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    It might not be centred correctly, the correct way...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DYHV78tWs1c

    Sometimes the wheel bearings wear in a way that sometimes cause friction, I find the rsv bearings highly stressed, so change them every 10,000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hertsrsvr View Post
    It might not be centred correctly, the correct way...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DYHV78tWs1c

    Sometimes the wheel bearings wear in a way that sometimes cause friction, I find the rsv bearings highly stressed, so change them every 10,000 miles.
    Thats great. Very many thanks. Followed the procedure and wheel now turns as it should! Nice one!

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    Thats great. Very many thanks. Followed the procedure and wheel now turns as it should! Nice one!

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