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    Where do y'all buy your cartridge bearings?

    Hi,


    I am need of new cartridge bearings ever since I rode my old ones into the ground. They are seized, disintegrated, toast - of no more use to me. I have found out that finding the correct sized replacements is not such an easy endeavour. All of the LBS in the fairfax county area have none of the size I need in stock, which kind of sucks becz I need them right away. Anyhow I am headed back home tomorrow - back to the 'big city' and am wondering what my chances of finding them there are. The serial number of the bearings are 5902RS, the outer race measures 25mm, the inner; 17mm and they are 5mm in width - they fit the LeVel components hub. So.. what do you all do when your hubs whine and bind? Do you just wait for the week to 16 business days that it takes to order these specialty parts, or what?

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    worse comes to worse try auto zone or somewhere similar,

    we actually have a place here that stocks nothing but bearings that has
    saved my tail on countless occasions back in my motorcycle days
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    call phil wood, they can get the bearings they use in their own hubs (which are awesome) in different sizes. they should be pretty cheap as well.

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    Our shop goes local to a place specializing in bearings.

    Motion Canada
    200 Queens Quay E Toronto ON
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    There are all bearings, all the time stores as someone mentioned above, check the phone book.

    Also, you can revive cartridge bearings by prying out the seal with something sharp, flushing the crap out of them with kerosene/paint thinner/WD40, and then regreasing. You probably still want to replace them if they got really gritty, but this could get you back on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier View Post
    Also, you can revive cartridge bearings by prying out the seal with something sharp, flushing the crap out of them with kerosene/paint thinner/WD40, and then regreasing. You probably still want to replace them if they got really gritty, but this could get you back on the road.
    +1. You'll be surprised how well this works.

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    a bearing shop... is this really necessary? are you ********? this is like asking people where they get their groceries.... a grocery shop.
    AM I DOING IT RITE

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    red house you must have forgot this previous thread you started.

    how much better are Phil than White Industries?

    local boca/alpine or other bearing warehouse will have the goods. or order online. philwood.com for the best bearings.

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    25x17x5mm?
    that's one friggin tiny bearing. especially for a rear hub.
    no wonder why they exploded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    25x17x5mm?
    that's one friggin tiny bearing. especially for a rear hub.
    no wonder why they exploded.
    that not the size of level hub bearings

    from (http://www.levelcomponents.com/tech.html) thats a good link check it out for techy sstuffa

    "ID 15mm
    OD 28mm
    thickness 7mm
    type double sealed cartridge
    style radial ball
    mfg# 6902"

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    yup, was just about to post that.
    that would explain why he can't find them anywhere
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    http://www.enduroforkseals.com/index.html
    Very HD bearings that come stock on profile hubs.
    Call and ask for Chris. Tell him Brooklyn sent ya.


    Otherwise any local bearing outfit should be able to help you out. 6902 bearings aren't uncommon.

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    Go to an LBS and order Enduro bearings from the QBP catalog. My LBS owner told me that Phil spec bearings are simply ABEC 5 Enduro bearings.

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    Bearing shop in the yellow pages. Bring one with you, theyll have what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew_deaner View Post
    Go to an LBS and order Enduro bearings from the QBP catalog. My LBS owner told me that Phil spec bearings are simply ABEC 5 Enduro bearings.
    good to know!

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    In that case, any abec 5 bearing will work eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Bearing shop in the yellow pages. Bring one with you, theyll have what you want.
    yep, what he said... for anyone who's in the Boston area who ever happens to look at this there is (or was anyway) a shop called Action Bearing on Brighton Ave in Allston that has the cartridge bearings a person desires.

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