Hi all. So I bought what I THOUGHT was a new Kromski Symphony wheel on Amazon. It turned out to be AT LEAST 20 years old. (It came with a frikkin vhs tape for goodness sakes!!!) So I did my very best to clean it and it spins just fine, but it makes this HORRIBLE squealing screeching sound. I believe it’s due to the leather bearings being SUPER dried out. If I oil the crap out of the bearings while using it it usually stops for a few hours.
Is there a way to restore the bearings to like new condition?? They’re still intact, no cracks, peeling, etc., but the screeching noise sounds like subway brakes.
I soaked them in a cup of oil when I first got it but it had no effect.