Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rotating my wheels

So when my knee was messed up I decided it would be a great time to clean out my bearings and rotate my wheels. I thought I remembered that there was a specific way to rotate your wheels so that they were evenly distributed over time, but was unable to find it online. So me and my husband, being the big nerds that we are, created the above chart in order to rotate the wheels based on their wear pattern. The wheels with the most wear would be exchanged with wheels with the least wear. This turned out to be more difficult than it seemed, because the wheels were actually worn down in two different ways: the wheel tread and the edge wear. And the wheels with the most edge wear were not necessarily the wheels with the most tread wear. It was actually very interesting to contemplate what the wheels were telling me about how I skate. Anyway, just thought I would share my craziness.


Bully M said...

I need this as an excel file print out on my fridge.

dreadnought said...

I'm behind the times and only just saw this now, but this made me love you even more.