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Old 05-29-07, 09:27 PM   #1
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Favorite Source for Bearings

Hey, I'm over the idea of reusing bearings since I maintain bikes often enough, and I'm wondering where is ya alls favorite place to get bearings. I'd prefer somewhere that will sell me a decent quantity of many different sizes (only ones relevant to bikes, obviously) so that I'm all set. On that note, what sizes do I even want? I do know that I want grade 25, though. I'm tired of buying bearings at LBSs, anyway, because there's probably over a thousand percent markup on them.
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Old 05-29-07, 09:59 PM   #2
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Try:

http://www.thethirdhand.com/index.cg...id=72474427916

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http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/9...gs.aspx?s=1575
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I am lucky in that I can get at used sealed bearing at my works, they are just thrown into a tub ready to be thrown away. I know which ones have 1/4 inch ball bearing inside of them, so I warp them in a rag... put them in a strong vice and crack open the cases. Then I help myself to the balls inside.

I have done this for years, with no issues. The hard part was knowing just what sealed bearing type had the correct size of ball bearings... but I have a good idea now. Of course, I use an old Multitoya guage to check. I have not paid for loose ball bearings for years.
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Any industrial supply house will sell good (Grade 25) bearing balls in bags of 100 or more for very attractive prices.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:39 PM   #5
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I am lucky in that I can get at used sealed bearing at my works, they are just thrown into a tub ready to be thrown away. I know which ones have 1/4 inch ball bearing inside of them, so I warp them in a rag... put them in a strong vice and crack open the cases. Then I help myself to the balls inside.

I have done this for years, with no issues. The hard part was knowing just what sealed bearing type had the correct size of ball bearings... but I have a good idea now. Of course, I use an old Multitoya guage to check. I have not paid for loose ball bearings for years.
Nice one. It's like stealing bikes to get the spokes. Bearing balls are practically free with a lot less effort and waste!
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does anyone know where to buy ball bearing in canada? more specifically in toronto cause that where i live
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http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...-Ball&tc=&q=&s=
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Bike Tools is the best price I've found.
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