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    Bearing Size for Sunshine Hubs

    So on my recently acquired myserty bike I noticed that the bearings were falling out of the front wheel. I tightened the cones but even when they were all the way tight (useless for letting the wheel spin) they still fell out. Perhaps the bearings that came with it are too big or small? I took it to a bike shop and the repairman was stumped because he was putting it together like any other old wheel and they were still falling out.

    So, does any one know what size bearings I should be putting in the front wheel of a Sunshine hub? I have been using the "standard" 3/16" for a typical Royce Union 80's Japanese bike.

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    Sutherland's mentions Sunshine Pro-Am (not their only model) as one of the few that don't require (10) 3/16" balls. Instead the spec for that one is (11) 3/16".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
    Sutherland's mentions Sunshine Pro-Am (not their only model) as one of the few that don't require (10) 3/16" balls. Instead the spec for that one is (11) 3/16".
    Thanks! I think I found out the issue with my wheel and why the bearings were falling out. I noticed that part of the axle is stripped and that the cone won't go far enough in. I just need to find a new axle now!

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