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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:49 pm 
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hi everybody,
i have recently bought some ceramicspeed bearings for my lightweight standard III wheels and i am having problems trying to get the front axle out, i have tried hitting it with a rubber mallet but it isn't moving and i am scared to hit it any harder for fear of breaking the wheel, i have taken the wheel into my lbs but they do not want to touch it for the same reason. has anybody changed the bearings on a lw front wheel? any advice would be most welcome.
many thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:40 am 
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STOP.

First, what are you thinking here?
Cermicspeed bearings are not necessarily an upgrade, don't you think Lightweight would have included them in $5000 wheels if they mattered?
Don't try to re-invent the wheel, you are not going to improve it.

Second, are you familiar with Lightweights? The rear hub is a DT Swiss internally and easily messed with.
The front hubs are not for you to touch. They go back to Lightweight for messing with.
I have I think heard of very select shops like Roue Artisenales or maybe Fairwheel messing with a LW front hub, but almost never.


Finally, here is a link to a thread where this was already covered last year:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=82785


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