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Old 07-10-05, 09:40 AM   #1
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Anyone know a good source for SKF loose bearings?

I picked up a pair of Campy-hubbed wheels on the cheap (one with a Mavic GP4, one with a nice deep-aero Sun Matrix rim and bladed spokes) at T-town yesterday, and want to overhaul both hubs before I start riding them. Anyone know offhand a good source to pick up loose SKF ball bearings for the repack, preferably an online source?

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who is SKF? Why not buy whatever 25 grade bearings your LBS has on hand? Noone can see the label on them anyways
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SKF supposedly makes the closest tolerance bearings out there, and from what I've heard they're negligably more expensive than normal grade 25 bearings... so why not give it a shot?

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I think you can get ultra crazy fancy porcelain bearings from Phil Wood, too. If you want to go that route.
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Don't know about SKF bearings. However Loose Screws has great prices on grade 25 bearings which roll super smooth for me.
http://www.loosescrews.com/

Loose Grade 25 bearings here:
http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=137844813453

Never had a problem with them and they ship promptly.
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I think you can get ultra crazy fancy porcelain bearings from Phil Wood, too. If you want to go that route.
Yeah, I found the ceramic bearings at http://www.bocabearings.com but they're ludicrously expensive ($3-$5 -per- bearing, depending upon grade. That's like 60-100 for the rear hub!)
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What kind of wimpy fanatic are you

ps. that bearing site is mindblowing.

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Considering the wheel I bought was $25, I'm not quite to that point yet Talk to me if I go the vintage pista route...

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