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Ksyrium Owners - Bearing Question(4 posts)

Ksyrium Owners - Bearing QuestionBananaman
Aug 7, 2003 10:23 PM
After 8 months and 3600km my Ksyrium SSC's have developed a loud front bearing squeak. There are two sealed (Japanese)cartridge bearings in the front hub which are easy to remove but cannot be serviced. As the wheel is still under warranty I know that I'll have to wait around 2 months for it to come back from France. Does anyone know where I can buy these cartridge bearings so I dont have to wait?
bearings...C-40
Aug 8, 2003 6:11 AM
They are probably standard size metric bearings, available inexpensively from www.biketoolsetc.com or www.mcmcaster.com.

Most of these bearing can be had for $4-10 each. Don't get tricked into paying $20 each. You want double-sealed, not shielded bearings.

I take the bearings out and check them first. Unless you've been riding in the rain a lot, these bearings should last many times the distance that you've traveled.

Info on replacing the bearings can be had at www.tech-mavic.com. The login is mavic-com and the password is dealer.
bearings...Bananaman
Aug 8, 2003 7:20 AM
Yes, we did a 400km ride in May and half that distance was in the rain !

Thanks for the information C-40, you have been helpful and I appreciate it.
Might try Bocabearings.comcdhbrad
Aug 10, 2003 6:00 AM
They have a complete listing for Bicycles. I haven't ordered any Bike bearings from them, but my son and I race radio controlled cars (lots of bearings) and that's the only source we use. An 800 number to call for orders and Free Shipping too.