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Old 09-12-16, 01:05 PM
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FS: Miche/Stronglight compatible needle bearings

I needed a couple of new bearings for my A9 and B10 headset but the $25+/pair I saw on eBay at the time of this post was a joke!
So I did what any any sane, rational person would do: Buy 200 of them NOS from a shop in Europe!

Anyway, Now I have 100+ spares, so I'm sharing the love here at BF because eBay is a dumpster fire. I prefer going big, but will ship single pairs also:
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  • 1 pair @ $14 shipped ($7.00/ea)
  • 5 pair @ $50 shipped ($5.00/ea)
  • 10 pair @ $75 shipped ($3.75/ea) --> Good eBay/reseller opportunity.
  • 20 pair @ $110 shipped ($2.75/ea) --> Excellent eBay/reseller opportunity!
PM for PayPal info, I'll ship out on receipt of payment.

NOTE: Not keen to ship internationally. If you don't have enough posts to PM, try introducing yourself or starting a conversation thread! Else post below and we'll try to work it out.

Here's a pic, and a couple of posts down you'll see a pair next to some I pulled from my Stronglight B10 headset for comparison. Bought them from a closing shop in Netherlands.
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Old 09-12-16, 01:30 PM
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This is great; tempted. The A9 is one of the best headsets I have ever used.
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Old 09-14-16, 02:33 PM
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I'm down for a pair, PM coming...
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Old 09-14-16, 07:17 PM
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Got it! Meanwhile, I promised pictures and fell through. Here's the bearings next to the NOS bearings from my B10. Same size, roll just as smooth. Cage is slightly lighter in color.

I wish I could find a bulk pack of 100-200 the metal shims.
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Old 09-14-16, 07:26 PM
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I'm also down for a pair. PM already sent.

This great. Many thanks!
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Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
I'm also down for a pair. PM already sent.

This great. Many thanks!
And already received. These are excellent. My many thanks!

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Gasket shops cut shims of any size and thickness for me from patterns. Bring in one and they can make as many as you want. Probably available in your area, or at least nearby.
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Old 09-20-16, 01:16 PM
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And already received. These are excellent. My many thanks!
Happy to share the wealth! Only 80 more pairs to sell
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Time for me to buy some; PM sent (and a free bump)
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Thanks for the bump! I've been away for a bit, life really kicking my ass these last couple months. Started with a fractured elbow and has been slowly compounding since.

I've still got plenty of these available if anyone needs them. Haven't had the time or drive to list them on eBay, work and family travel making it impossible to be home enough to fill orders.

I did see someone had bearings with races for sale on the 'bay recently. $65 pair
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
Thanks for the bump! I've been away for a bit, life really kicking my ass these last couple months. Started with a fractured elbow and has been slowly compounding since.

I've still got plenty of these available if anyone needs them. Haven't had the time or drive to list them on eBay, work and family travel making it impossible to be home enough to fill orders.

I did see someone had bearings with races for sale on the 'bay recently. $65 pair
Still have any of these?
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Old 06-18-18, 10:54 AM
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Still have any of these?
Hey @bwilli88 I still have dozens left and would be happy to honor the pricing offered in this thread for domestic sales (CONUS preferrably) and I'm willing to work out deals on large bulk purchases (5-10 pairs or more) if you're looking to stock a shop or overhaul a fleet of bikes.

My workload still hasn't let up since I started red-lining around the time I originally posted these for sale, so ... I'll need 24-48 hours to turnaround and get these in the mail. I literally just got back from ~2wks in France and I'm still trying to get re-settled.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
Hey @bwilli88 I still have dozens left and would be happy to honor the pricing offered in this thread for domestic sales (CONUS preferrably) and I'm willing to work out deals on large bulk purchases (5-10 pairs or more) if you're looking to stock a shop or overhaul a fleet of bikes.

My workload still hasn't let up since I started red-lining around the time I originally posted these for sale, so ... I'll need 24-48 hours to turnaround and get these in the mail. I literally just got back from ~2wks in France and I'm still trying to get re-settled.
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Yearly-ish bump with price drop and some new reseller options. I've seen sellers pull upwards of $20/pr + shipping on eBay during 2020, with the average price between $8-10 per unit.
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Originally Posted by Cheddarpecker View Post
Gasket shops cut shims of any size and thickness for me from patterns. Bring in one and they can make as many as you want. Probably available in your area, or at least nearby.
They do, but these are not really "shims". They're conical bearing seats - thin strips of steel that sit between the needles and the aluminium cup parts. Cheap to make by the thousands, a bit dearer in unit quantities.
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They do, but these are not really "shims". They're conical bearing seats - thin strips of steel that sit between the needles and the aluminium cup parts. Cheap to make by the thousands, a bit dearer in unit quantities.
The conical rings are the actual bearing races on these headsets......
Otherwise, the aluminum cups and crowns will wear out quickly from the roller bearing loads without them.........
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Would it be super naive of me to ask if these would fit in a Tange G Master?
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