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Old 11-23-07, 01:35 PM   #1
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Where do y'all buy your cartridge bearings?

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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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Old 11-23-07, 01:40 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-23-07, 01:42 PM   #3
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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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Old 11-23-07, 01:49 PM   #4
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Our shop goes local to a place specializing in bearings.

Motion Canada
200 Queens Quay E Toronto ON
(416) 465-8250
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Old 11-23-07, 01:50 PM   #5
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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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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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Old 11-23-07, 02:41 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-23-07, 02:58 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-23-07, 03:04 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-23-07, 03:06 PM   #11
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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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Old 11-23-07, 03:11 PM   #12
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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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Old 11-23-07, 03:27 PM   #13
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Google is your friend.

http://www.google.com/products?q=690...&oe=UTF-8&um=1
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Old 11-23-07, 04:35 PM   #14
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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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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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Old 11-23-07, 06:23 PM   #18
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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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