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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:23 pm 
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Anyone know the best place to em?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:35 pm 
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:D A bit more info needed on this thread please


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:43 pm 
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what can I say, sorry! I'm looking for a reputable dealer of various sizes ball bearings, of tip top quality to refurb my bike :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:56 pm 
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i would get down to your local bike shop and get some from there...ball bearings come in packs and pretty much standard quality...or alternatively, get yerself a new BB with new spindle bearings cups etc. I know you want your bike original though.... :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:09 pm 
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Mount the balls without the ring! 11 1/4 balls will fit into a Bottom Bracket.

In another thread I read you need rubber thingies. Ernie sells complete cup assemblies => http://www.bikeboosting.nl/index.php?id=162,0,0,1,0,0

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:23 pm 
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Do you mean I don't need the rubber gaiters for my BB? Don't they keep the crud from getting in?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:27 pm 
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'Gaiters': For the good understanding (I am non native English speaking) with Gaiters you mean the seals that fit round the axle in the cups to prevent dirt from outside coming in???

If so, yes you should mount them.

What you shouldn't mount is the steel ring in which the balls normally fit. Mount the balls without the stupid steel ring. They move freely now. Waaay better!


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