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I have just purchased some Garry Raymond ball bearing wheels.

I only purchased a pair to see what they are like and they roll great!

Only one wheel is not as perfect as the others, it has a very very very slight bind.

Is there anything I can do with this bind?

Should I lube the bearings, or not? My guess is no…
 

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Suggestions: look for a very slight dragging burr on a plastic insulating bushing. Also, holding the wheelset by the axle between the wheels, roll it back and forth on a board, pressing down hard. A bearing dirt shield (if equipped) may not have seated properly.See if this improves operation.

A defective bearing is rare, but I expect model equipment of this type does not use ultra-high quality ones.

I have not yet tried his BB wheelsets, but all replacement steel wheels I buy are Gary Raymond. They perform flawlessly, I think due to the fillet between tread and flange.

Larry
 

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Steam5, I had a similar issue with a BB wheel that made a slight ratchet sound going around a curve. I little oil fixed it right up and has never had an issue since.
 
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