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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:24 pm 
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Location: putting the miles in
Have just been informed that new BB bearings for the wicked from local bearing supplier will be £38 each! Apparently they are no longer available (US only) so would have to take a alternative and machine a circlip groove on the outer race, hence the cost.
Anyone else had similar sky high quotes?
Anyone found a alternative? Bar once in a blue moon fleabay auctions.
Is it same bearing as on other FAT models?
Any help gratefully recieved.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:32 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Have you tried Billy's? Usually pretty good....

http://www.billys.co.uk/english/product ... 4jd4ep5b30


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:20 pm 
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have a ring around, thats seems waay to steep. as a last resort try independant fabrication. talking to em a few yrs back & they still had good stock of original FAT bearings.


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Dude, all you gotta do is ask...drop me a pm and we'll get ya sorted.

rody


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:28 pm 
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Thanks for suggestions guys. Rody have PMed you.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:40 pm 
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Phil Wood, a california company, now makes bearings for fat Chances and old Kleins. I don't know about shipping to the UK but I'm sure they'd do it.

http://www.philwood.com/Phil%20Spec'd%20Bearings.htm


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