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Source for loose ball bearings?

robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
edited December 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm fed up of paying retail for ball bearings in little packets of 20 - can anyone point me to a source of 25 grade stainless ball bearings in 1/4 and 3/16 size that sell online? I'm after about 100 of each I suppose, but would buy more to keep some in stock if the price were right.


  • Sir HCSir HC Posts: 20,148
    Intense Socom
  • clantonclanton Posts: 1,288
    How do you know what size to get? Are they standardised sizes? I know the oes in my hubs are not the same size ie front is bigger than rear.
  • robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
    Many thanks for the reply - I did google extensively, but could not find the 25 grade stainless variety that I want.

    Lots of places sell cheaper grade ones, like the link kindly posted.

    Rear hubs generally use 1/4 inch, front use 3/16. I tend to replace headset bearings with OEM caged bearings.
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