I'm looking for some guidance with the adjustment of new Gamet bearings in a Mk1 Colchester Bantam 1600.
The manual states that you should pre-load the bearings to drop the spindle endfloat to 1/10th of a thou or less "whilst THE SPINDLE REMAINS FREE TO BE TURNED BY HAND".
I'm a bit concerned that "FREE TO BE TURNED BY HAND" is a bit vague and subjective. I've tightened the spindle up and it can be turned by hand, although some effort is required. Have I tightened them too much?
Any thoughts or guidance would be much appreciated.