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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouton
    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.
    Last edited by Mouton; 07-10-05 at 05:33 PM.

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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...

    Heh,

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