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Old August 14th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default It's been a while, but BEARINGS

It's been a few years since I discovered that the cheap Chinese bearings from bearingsdirect.com were the only ones I could get to replace the NTNs in the BB. Looks like they still have them - but have mysteriously added a 4 to the beginning of the code.

http://www.bearingsdirect.com/store/..._detail&p=3533

Anyone else found an alternative that doesn't involve buying the metric axle from Phil?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 9:16 AM   #2
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It's been a few years since I discovered that the cheap Chinese bearings from bearingsdirect.com were the only ones I could get to replace the NTNs in the BB. Looks like they still have them - but have mysteriously added a 4 to the beginning of the code.

http://www.bearingsdirect.com/store/..._detail&p=3533

Anyone else found an alternative that doesn't involve buying the metric axle from Phil?
OK - I guess cheap and nasty is the way its got to be!
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