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    #16
    Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
    Is this the bearing that you use?
    Yes, but if you buy them in a 8 pack they will be cheaper ceramic

    If you think they are too expansive go for this ones stainless steel
    they are sealed too and have stainless steel balls,very good too, the casters keep rolling 3:30.

    What i have to do for don`t put the website direction like you with this?
    Last edited by totoL1; 25 Apr 2010, 12:08 PM.

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      #17
      When you say you got most of the hair out, that doesn't really free up the bearings. You have to actually take the wheels out of the forks and pick the hair out.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
        When you say you got most of the hair out, that doesn't really free up the bearings. You have to actually take the wheels out of the forks and pick the hair out.
        Yep, did that a couple weeks ago; I clearly have more of an issue that SCI-OTR talks of, as these don't spin well period.
        C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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          #19
          Originally posted by totoL1 View Post

          What i have to do for don`t put the website direction like you with this?
          1. Copy the URL (web address).
          2. Highlight the word(s) in your message that you want to use as the link.
          3. Click the "Insert Link" icon and paste the URL.
          4. Click "OK"
          stephen@bike-on.com

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            #20
            Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
            Yes, but if you buy them in a 8 pack they will be cheaper http://www.vxb.com/Merchant2/merchan...&Category_Code=

            If you think they are too expansive go for this ones http://www.vxb.com/Merchant2/merchan...&Category_Code=
            they are sealed too and have stainless steel balls,very good too, the casters keep rolling 3:30.

            What i have to do for don`t put the website direction like you with this?
            Didn't you say elsewhere that you buy in bulk because you go through a lot of bearings due to the fact you get your casters wet a lot? For the average Joe I can't see needing to purchase in bulk.
            C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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              #21
              Originally posted by Brianm View Post
              Didn't you say elsewhere that you buy in bulk because you go through a lot of bearings due to the fact you get your casters wet a lot? For the average Joe I can't see needing to purchase in bulk.
              Well, do the sum, if you need two bearing each casters so you need four, and the price if you buy four is $ 40 price of one and the price of eight is $45

              So you still thinking that is better buy four?

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                #22
                My bad, I was thinking only two were needed, I forgot there is two per side.

                So the question is, do you notice a difference when pushing with these vs. the stock bearings?
                C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                  1. Copy the URL (web address).
                  2. Highlight the word(s) in your message that you want to use as the link.
                  3. Click the "Insert Link" icon and paste the URL.
                  4. Click "OK"
                  Thanks stephen, I wasn`t smart enough to do it myself, my problem was with the number 2, was difficult even following what you said

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Brianm View Post

                    So the question is, do you notice a difference when pushing with these vs. the stock bearings?
                    No, this is just a whim, but their lifetime is longer.

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                      #25
                      Primer on ABEC scale from Wikipedia:

                      The ABEC scale is an industry accepted standard for the tolerances of a ball bearing. It was developed by the Annular Bearing Engineering Committee (ABEC).

                      There are five classes, going from widest tolerances to tightest: 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. Higher ABEC classes provide better precision, efficiency, and greater speed capabilities, but does not make the components spin faster/

                      There are no required materials in the ABEC grades.

                      High rated bearings are intended for precision applications like aircraft instruments or surgical equipment. Lower grades are intended for the vast majority of applications such as vehicles, mechanical hobbies, skates, fishing reels and industrial machinery.
                      stephen@bike-on.com

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Brianm View Post
                        So the question is, do you notice a difference when pushing with these vs. the stock bearings?
                        Years ago I splurged on an expensive set of bearings at the local roller blading store (back when that was still a fad). Not only did they not perform better than the cheapo bearings I had been using, they performed worse and wore out more quickly. I don't want to over-generalize about that experience because I don't know enough about all of the variables that factor into a good bearing, but sometimes you get less than what you pay for.

                        I'm hoping that switching over to the Uni-Tine forks (or any single-sided fork) will contribute to the longevity of the bearings because there appears to be far less access for hair and other debris to seep into the sealings.
                        stephen@bike-on.com

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                          #27
                          Interesting info. from wiki Stephen, thanks.
                          C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                            Years ago I splurged on an expensive set of bearings at the local roller blading store.
                            Not only did they not perform better than the cheapo bearings I had been using, they performed worse and wore out more quickly.

                            I'm hoping that switching over to the Uni-Tine forks (or any single-sided fork) will contribute to the longevity of the bearings because there appears to be far less access for hair and other debris to seep into the sealings.
                            With this two kinds of bearings that i was speaking about you will not be ably to say they performed worse, they are good stuff.
                            A good and not expensive option is the bearings with stainless steel balls and the best of all is the girl who takes them to your house

                            The next time you change them go for sealed and you will not have the problem with dust into the sealings.

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                              #29
                              Those bearings look suspiciously airbrushed to me.
                              stephen@bike-on.com

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                                #30
                                What bearings?
                                C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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