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Where to get ball bearings(8 posts)

Where to get ball bearingsSuchorutchenko
Dec 18, 2003 12:36 PM
I had to overhaul my rear hub. I bought new bearing balls at LSB in Seattle, but I am skeptical as to their quality. The sales guy did not know what Ultegra was.

So, my question is: Where do you get high quality ball bearings for hub overhaul?

Don't worry,TJeanloz
Dec 18, 2003 12:46 PM
Pretty much all replacement ball bearings are the same quality. This is clearly an overstatement - because there are many grades of ball bearing. BUT any ball bearing that a bike shop has is likely to be equally good as any other ball bearing that any other bike shop has. With a few exceptions, they're all the same.
re: Where to get ball bearingskilimanjaro
Dec 18, 2003 12:55 PM
If you know what size you need you can get very high quality bearings (grade 25) at very good pricess when buying in bulk from I think a bag of 100 cost lesst than the 10 I purchased at my LBS
Yeah, just keep 'em dry while you wait to use them. nmdzrider
Dec 18, 2003 1:06 PM
Dec 18, 2003 1:09 PM
here's the URL and Bob(?) Lickton is a nice guy to deal with. If he claims 25 grade is the DA quality, I'd go with it. I had used 25g bearings and they were better then of low end Shimano Sora hubs.

Agree, TJ is right, the bearing most likely come from the same source: QBP catalog. Your avg LBS grease monkey would have no clue what grade the bearings are, but if you ask them they might tell you it's from QBP. Lickton sells some stuff from QBP, so I'd guess it's the same, but if you wanna be really anal call QBP and ask them (or even better have LBS call QBP) good luck
good call on the lick bike, good deal.sievers11
Dec 18, 2003 1:17 PM
25 grade = Dura Ave/Record
300 grade = Everything else
Fletch says...Mg1
Dec 18, 2003 1:40 PM
Guys, guys. It's all ball bearings these days. Maybe you need a refresher?

- from the scene where he is checking out the jet airplane
Easier way....bent_spoke
Dec 18, 2003 4:49 PM
Open up the yellow pages under "ball bearings" and call them to find if the carry an acceptable grade. Worked for me