Can over tightening the wheel to the frame damage the bearings?
How tight should they be? the book says till the wheel can’t turn, then to loosen them? But I want to know if that damages the bearings at all, probaby not, but doesnt hurt to ask.
whats a good pressure for trials though, i thought i saw it in a thread around here forgot where it was. (bouncy-ness)
Oh man, now my left pedal won’t screw into my crank shaft this is pissing me off
the right one goes in fine even by hand.
For the bearing holders, tighten them some, but not much. I go until I can feel the wheel getting tensed up, not to the point where it cant spin anymore, but just when you notice it not spinning as freely, then loosen it one or two turns.
For the PSI, find the ammount where it is cushy and has bounce, but wont bottom out when you land a drop. It will take a few tries to get the right pressure for you.
It is amazing how much additional force you can put on the bearing just by turning a screw 1/2 a revolution. Threaded fasteners create mechanical advantage that multiplies the force you use when tightening the screw. Be gentle or you will squeeze the life out of the bearing.