new steering head ball bearings

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ducscrambler
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new steering head ball bearings

Post by ducscrambler » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:07 am

Are the steering bearings, (individual balls), a standard bearing size? Do they have a designation #, like #6, for example? I took my forks off in a non-cluttered workspace, with a sheet underneath the bike, so any of the balls wouldn't bounce, and get lost. This has always worked for me in the past, on other bikes. But this time, I am missing 3 of the balls, This bike had been apart before i got it, so I can only assume that it was put together missing these. Mine appear to be .187". They are all in excellant condition, I scrutinized all of them with a magnifying glass.

ducscrambler
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Re: new steering head ball bearings

Post by ducscrambler » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:34 am

After doing more research, it looks like they are #6, (3/16").

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