I hope to someday have Phil Wood hubs on the touring bike I'm building right now. I bought Formula hubs thinking I would use Phil Wood cartridge bearings in them for some time (years?) until I can upgrade the hubs.
Now though I'm wondering if:
a) there is little enough difference that I should just run the original bearings until they need to be replaced
b) go with original plan and put in the Phils
c) buy XYZ industrial bearings (perhaps some of you engineering types can recommend XYZ)
ps: that's 6000 standard cartridge bearings, PW000 for the Phil Wood