Guidance on servicing Shimano R550 wheels

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Acyclo, 5 Aug 2012.

  1. Acyclo

    Acyclo Über Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    I've just acquired some old Shimano WH R550 wheels. I'm seeking help servicing them. Can anyone point to definitive help and advice?

    The Shimano web site has some help, exploded diagrams etc, but it's all rather terse. Thanks.
     
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    What seems to be the problem with them? Do they wobble when spun? Do they feel 'sticky' when spun? Wheel maintenance can be tricky to learn but it's a good skill to have, apparently (I'm still trying to learn).
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Acyclo

    Acyclo Über Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Yes, they're slack. I can feel it.
     
  4. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    Do you mean the spokes are loose? Does the wheel appear buckled, rubbing on the brake pads, when spun?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Acyclo

    Acyclo Über Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    No, it's the bearings. The spokes all seem good.
     
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