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Old 10-29-13, 01:31 PM
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Replacement for this part?

Hello everyone. I just registered on this forum. I have a Chopper Micargi Prado Bike. I took off all the parts of the bike since my plan is to paint it. Anyways, this ring with the bearings(pic) is kind of bent since I took it off awkwardly. And I'm missing two of the balls. So Is there a website or a place where I can purchase this same part?

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Forget about the retainer, and simply buy a small bag of balls in the same diameter. You don't need to measure precisely because the balls come in sizes like 5/32, 3/16 and 1/4" so it should be easy to know which you need.

The bearings turn on the balls, with the retainer's only function being ease or speed in assembly. However, without a retainer to keep them separated you'll more than you have now. Enough to fill the bearing, with a gap no bigger than the space between the balls now.

Bearings are sold by grade, with smaller numbers being more precise, anything grade 100 or better is fine, with grade 25 being better than you could ever need. However the price difference from 100 to 25 is usually slight, so here's a place you can afford to go 1st class.
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Get Another one.. bring it to a Bike shop, you can walk into, and they will find you one just like it
but with all the bearings, new and the retainer not bent.

or get the bearing balls of that size and put them in that retainer and straighten it out .

with a One piece crank you need the retainer to hold all the balls in while you put it back together.
I've tried , and it didnt work out well. so I went back to the retainer scheme.

several other races , like the Headset loose (same Size) balls stuck in thick, fresh Grease is sufficient.
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Ok. Great. Thanks Alot guys.
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