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Old 03-29-18, 12:44 PM
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Replacing caged ball bearings with loose

I have a League Fuji road bike I am rebuilding.

Previously I asked about using caged bearings in wheels and members here were against that, pointing out that with loose bearings I'd get more bearings on each hub side.

When I removed the headset for this Fuji I found a set of caged bearings - 5/32 - (front and bottom)

When I removed the bottom bracket (Sugino) I again found a set of caged bearings, (haven't measured but either 1/4 or 7/32) one for each side.

Can I switch to loose bearings for these places??
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