Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Bianchi Pista (2005), Fetish Inizio, Ibex X-Ray
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no way a properly installed/ridden wheels of 100mi should be crunchy or stiff. be very wary.
if you can remove the dust seals &/or locknuts there is a number printed on the seal of the sealed bearings. that number is all you should need to know to order by phone to your knowledgeable LBS, bearing supplier or even internets.
if you can't find the number yourself, your LBS (with the wheel in front of them) should be able to determine this, unless they hate you, they should be able to *tell* you what bearing and the price for free (width, id, od) and order it for you. if you do all your shopping by internet, let the net be your guide, foo.
or, if you don't have the wheels in front of you, you're probably SOL.