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Old 12-16-07, 12:42 AM   #1
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Where To Buy Bearings Online?

I just stopped by my local velo-workshop and chatting to the owner who told me he just had to pay $17.25 locally for one SKF bearing for the newer outboard bearing Shimano cranks. I offered to look around the net for some cheaper bearings for him.

Does anyone know a good site that sells high quality bearings for BB and hubs for a decent price?

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If you look at the bearing you'll see some numbers with these you can call any bearing supplier and get a replacement, just give them the number from the old bearing they can match it with any brand you want even SKF.
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If you look at the bearing you'll see some numbers with these you can call any bearing supplier and get a replacement, just give them the number from the old bearing they can match it with any brand you want even SKF.
The $17.25 price was from a local bearing supplier. That's why I'm looking for an online supplier.
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I don't vouch for any of these, but they look ok. They ship international.

this

or maybe this

There was a US eBay seller that specializes in BBs from whom I bought some ceramic BBs, but I can't find this contact right now.
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I don't vouch for any of these, but they look ok. They ship international.

this

or maybe this

There was a US eBay seller that specializes in BBs from whom I bought some ceramic BBs, but I can't find this contact right now.
Thanks.
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I know that this goes in the reverse direction to what you had in mind, but I bought a couple of ceramic bearings, hoping to solve some water related problems I was having, and found the quality of those bearings just intoxicating. At least you might have a reference as to what you could get for the money your friend was asked for:

http://www.enduroforkseals.com/index.html
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Found it.

For this one I can vouch. Shipping expenses are very reasonable.
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Found it.

For this one I can vouch. Shipping expenses are very reasonable.
Once again, thanks.

Has anyone had any experience with this place? - http://bearingkinetics.com/
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Once again, thanks.
Has anyone had any experience with this place? - http://bearingkinetics.com/
Their website is frustrating to navigate for info!
The site wroom gave are $1.67ea for 10=$16.69 http://cgi.ebay.com/10-6805-2RS-Ball...QQcmdZViewItem
Looking for a particular brand?
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Their website is frustrating to navigate for info!
The site wroom gave are $1.67ea for 10=$16.69 http://cgi.ebay.com/10-6805-2RS-Ball...QQcmdZViewItem
Looking for a particular brand?
^^^ Thanks!

I'm just looking for something of decent quality with excellent seals. In all honestly I don't know much about bearings, so I'm trying to educate myself as I go along.
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Bearings

I'm no expert. SKF are huge and NTN makes the bearings for Phil Wood.

edit:seal types

http://www.bocabearings.com/docs/inf...ure_Number.asp

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^^^

Excellent! Thanks!

Which is better for keeping water out, double rubber seals (2RS) or double shield (ZZ)?
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Excellent! Thanks!

Which is better for keeping water out, double rubber seals (2RS) or double shield (ZZ)?
2RS...the ZZ double shields don't seal, they just keep the Big chunks(debris)out.

http://www.philwood.com/Phil%20Spec'd%20Bearings.htm

Bearings with an “X” in the Part # have seals the same as those specified in the highest quality submersible motor/pump bearings. Phil Wood
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Most of my bearings are 2RS.
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Some good sites for discounted bike parts are pricepoint.com and jensonusa.com
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I've used bocabearings.com in the past.
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The $17.25 price was from a local bearing supplier. That's why I'm looking for an online supplier.
What's the number on the bearing?
You do need to look around for different suppliers to find the best prices, I deal with several and can see what they run if you post the number you need I may even have some lying around.
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I buy my bearings from Bike Tools http://www.biketoolsetc.com/
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What's the number on the bearing?
You do need to look around for different suppliers to find the best prices, I deal with several and can see what they run if you post the number you need I may even have some lying around.
Thanks for the offer. I'd be interested to know what they cost in the States. With Latvia being a small market often there is little choice in suppliers, my friend for the Velo-workshop could only find one type of bearing in the size needed.

The number is for an SKF bearing - 61805-2RZ
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I didn't notice were you were located. Here in the states that bearing has an average cost of about $7.95 US.
The last digit in the number you gave is a S not Z most likely = 61805-2RS
F.Y.I. this will help you locate other manufactures bearings with the same specs. A bearing store can cross reference the original number but this is what it is the 6805-2RS Ball Bearing 25x37x7 mm Double Sealed Bearing
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I didn't notice were you were located. Here in the states that bearing has an average cost of about $7.95 US.
The last digit in the number you gave is a S not Z most likely = 61805-2RS
F.I.Y. this will help you locate other manufactures bearings with the same specs. A bearing store can cross reference the original number but this is what it is the 6805-2RS Ball Bearing 25x37x7 mm Double Sealed Bearing
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Best price I've found for loose balls is Biketoolsetc., as above. They're super friendly and have great customer service as well.
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Bocabearings seems a good seller, too - and they ship international! Yoohoo!!!

But you gotta register with them just to see the catalog? Aw-boo!


Heh, nobody is perfect, I guess
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you can search boca by manufacturer and they have reference guide.

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...earchkit&cat=9

http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...=crossref&pg=9
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