Watching these YouTube videos, I am pleasantly surprised when someone can make a bike tutorial funny. Why I was pissing myself laughing at this particular video had to do probably with the deadpan tone of the narrator’s voice, in a Canadian accent, making little puns. It was pretty endearing.
How often you overhaul bike hubs depends, as always, on how you ride. If you’re off-roading it, you’ll probably want to do that once a year. Roadies will probably need to be doing it every other year. In both cases, if you go underwater (riding through huge puddles/lakes/swimming pool), get an overhaul as soon as you can. Things will rust and your ride will be crap.
You will need:
Grease (preferably not of the vegetable-based variety)
It is recommendable that you put in new bearings, seeing as that you’re already in there anyway. They are cheap and it’s better to err on the side of caution than not.
This is an early episode where Jim goes through parts of the bicycle. Jim starts with the front wheel, rim, tire, tube, spokes and hub, then moves on to the fork and brake and brake calipers.
Next he checks out the handlebars, brake levers, and bar tape. On to the stem, and headset which transitions into the frame, which consists of the headtube, top tube, down tube, seat tube, chain stay and seat stay.
Which brings us to the seatpost and saddle. Moving on to the drivetrain made up of the crank, chain, cassette, rear derailleur and front derailleur. What allows the crank to turn is the bottom bracket and that's pretty much what we're working with. See you on the road, bitches!
Joe's much less suave, and much more annoying rendition of "Part's of a Bicycle":