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 Post subject: Hope headset bearings?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:38 am 
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I've just bagged this on eblag.

Does anyone know a source for replacement bearing?

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I've got a similar Hope HS in silver that I could cannibalise for the bearings, but I'd rather not. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:56 am 
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It takes HS103 bearings. (Pre 2007 Hope headsets)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:18 am 
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Have you tried Hope?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:19 am 
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Any of the bearing suppliers on your local industrial estates usually have them. I use Hayley
https://www.hayley-group.co.uk/
Quality is better (or at least a choice) and so are the prices.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:08 am 
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They're an arse to get out and an arse to get in.
Easiest is to lift the seals, flush out as best you can, then regrease hoping there is no corrosion or damage.

They were, from memory way back when we chatted about them after the newer version came out, designed as disposable really.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 am 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
They're am arse to get out and and arse to get in.
Easiest to left the seals, flush out as best you can and regrease hoping there is no corrosion or damage


I have done this. As you say a pain to get out. I was really surprised at how smooth I managed to get them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:50 am 
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I speak from experience too :-)

The bearings are completely flat and have no taper (if you are searching for them)


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Anyone know what bearings for an early enduro headset I need? They are not the sealed variety, roller bearings in a plastic race, which is slightly conical. Hope weren't a huge amount of help unfortunately.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Not tried Hope yet, I'll give them a call on Monday. I only bagged it last night.

The bearing has been removed from the lower race so that's not a problem, just need to know a serial number, or dims for a replacement.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:03 pm 
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HS103 given above


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