I have a TH Industries BB. I really like this BB, so I decided to replace the bearings. On the bearings, you can clearly see "6002RS"
So I order two pairs of 6002 2RS (only those were listed) bearings. Theoretically, they should be compatible. They just came in the mail, each of them in it's very own little cardboard box, on which "6002 2RS" is stamped.
I open one of the boxes and compare the bearing, still wraped in airtight plastic bag, with the bearing from the BB (I was a bit apprehensive because of the RS vs. 2RS issue). Well, whatdayaknow, they are NOT compatible! The new bearings are narrower (shallower) and have a larger diameter. The diameter difference is about 1mm! The narrower width is not a great deal, but the larger diameter makes them unusable!
So, , livid from rage, I check the product code on the new bearings, and it is 6002 RS !!!! WTF!? These should be exactly the same kind of bearings as in the BB! They should be identical!!
So what's going on here? I have 6002 RS in the BB, I received 6002 RS in the mail - and they are different!
How can I even order correct bearings, after this shocking experience? Confidence is lost forever...