Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-08, 08:35 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
TromboneAl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Far, Far Northern California
Bikes: 1997 Specialized M2Pro
Posts: 2,875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Which and How Many Bearings for this Headset

I am going to go from caged to uncaged bearings for the headset on this 1988 Peugeot Triathlon (to fix the brinnelling). Can you tell me how many bearings I'll need and what size, or do I need to open it up to know that?

TromboneAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-08, 08:50 PM   #2
Road Fan
Senior Member
Road Fan's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 12,749
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 178 Post(s)
The only really sure way is to open it up. Measure the diameter of the balls you have and count the number of balls. Buy enough of that or those sizes, so that you have that amount for each bearing plus half a dozen spares each (it's real easy to lose a few in the "process"). There's a lot of good guidance out on the web as to how to count out the right number of balls for each bearing.
Road Fan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.