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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #540 on: September 30, 2020, 12:30:40 PM »
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After disembeling the bearings I found out that 2 of the cages Holding the balls were broken. Got my old spare bearings out and the balls fell out when I took the cage out.

Is it possible to get the bearings together in One piece again?
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Yeah, place the inner race inside the outer race on a flat surface, then place the balls between them. Use a flattened paper clip or something like that to help you get the balls evenly spaced around the inner race. It should hold itself together well enough at that point to place it over the nylon cage and reassemble. I believe thereís a more thorough discussion about this further up.
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i was using this shield-holding-the-balls method @ 2:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epLPX7sRQXI&t=185s

Hahaha yeah that way looks smarter. I had not considered that approach.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #541 on: September 30, 2020, 01:03:41 PM »
What bearings are you guys using? I'm a fan of Bones Swiss and I had some blank ceramic bearings that were just as fast.
Looking for suggestions for a new build.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #542 on: September 30, 2020, 01:32:08 PM »
Had a brand new set of Black Panthers sitting around, been skating them for the last few months and love em. So Calís shop bearing are the shiz too.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #543 on: September 30, 2020, 02:39:13 PM »
Running different brands on different set-ups.
Running Ńndale Swiss, Bones Super Reds, and Bronson Raws. I ordered some Olympia Gold Grades on the way.

Iíve been skating a small area and havenít been able to really put them to work. That being said the Raws feel better than the Andale.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #544 on: October 04, 2020, 07:37:43 AM »
big balls boieeeeeeeeeeeee

they are pretty fast. would recommend.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #545 on: October 06, 2020, 09:56:43 AM »
Rush bearings? Anyone ever try them?
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #546 on: October 06, 2020, 10:23:36 AM »
Rush bearings? Anyone ever try them?

yes actually, i have a set of all weather ceramics that held up great.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #547 on: October 06, 2020, 11:09:39 AM »
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Rush bearings? Anyone ever try them?
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yes actually, i have a set of all weather ceramics that held up great.

Thanks. They didn't have the ceramic. They was stainless. I passed.

I'm just going to wait till I can afford the Swiss or grab some more ceramics when I see them.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #548 on: October 08, 2020, 12:56:20 PM »

So worth it...

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #549 on: October 08, 2020, 12:57:03 PM »
Bearings spacers in reds?

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #550 on: October 08, 2020, 03:08:32 PM »
Bearings spacers in reds?

There's no reason to use spacers at all unless you are long boarding or on a cruiser. They aren't doing shit unless you are tightening the axle nut all the way, which no one does because it makes your board feel weird and your wheels won't chirp anymore.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #551 on: October 08, 2020, 05:47:07 PM »

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #552 on: October 08, 2020, 05:58:45 PM »
I got the Shake Junt abec 7's for some reason. They appear to be working. I never gave too many shits about bearings. I've used Flip "HKD" bearings before and I did many satisfactory maneuvers at sufficient speed with them to my recollection.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #553 on: October 08, 2020, 07:48:07 PM »
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So worth it...
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #554 on: October 09, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »
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Have any of you mad scientists tried using an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to clean your bearings? Just wondering.
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We have this bigger industrial version at work (print house) and Iíve been cleaning mine & homies swiss for ten years now, it truly works. I just cleaned up my friends ceramics that has been cleaned with that bones shakey bottle only, and huge amount of black stuff appeared on the bottom of my cleaning solution so I can confirm it works!
Just following up after getting the gear. I don't even know why I didn't try this sooner. It totally works.

I managed to clean three sets yesterday (removed shields, shake/rinse in 97% alcohol to get the big stuff off, rinse with water, 1 pint water and 1 capful biodegradable jewelry cleaner solution, 3 minute cycle one side, spin each bearing with fingers, flip over, 3 minutes the other side, rinse with water, dried with blower).

Speed rings and shields get ran one cycle also rinsed in water and dried.

So easy. So clean. Thanks Krooked antihero.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #555 on: October 09, 2020, 09:46:42 AM »
Im running some random Speedmaster Ceramic bearings I pulled from a setup. One of them is starting to squeak but other than that really fast.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #556 on: October 09, 2020, 03:08:13 PM »
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Have any of you mad scientists tried using an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to clean your bearings? Just wondering.
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We have this bigger industrial version at work (print house) and Iíve been cleaning mine & homies swiss for ten years now, it truly works. I just cleaned up my friends ceramics that has been cleaned with that bones shakey bottle only, and huge amount of black stuff appeared on the bottom of my cleaning solution so I can confirm it works!
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Just following up after getting the gear. I don't even know why I didn't try this sooner. It totally works.

I managed to clean three sets yesterday (removed shields, shake/rinse in 97% alcohol to get the big stuff off, rinse with water, 1 pint water and 1 capful biodegradable jewelry cleaner solution, 3 minute cycle one side, spin each bearing with fingers, flip over, 3 minutes the other side, rinse with water, dried with blower).

Speed rings and shields get ran one cycle also rinsed in water and dried.

So easy. So clean. Thanks Krooked antihero.

Hahahaha I did it, too.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #557 on: October 10, 2020, 06:26:14 PM »
Just picked up these mud burners to complete my shit box of a complete!




I picked these up at a yard sale today for $5, said their son bought them for Christmas and never got a board. So the bearings just sat in a draw for 15 years. Fucking wild.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #558 on: October 12, 2020, 05:46:49 PM »
I honestly have no clue what kind of bearings I have. Pretty sure I said ďgive me whatevers cheapestĒ at the shop because the pickings were so slim. Had my first suspicions today that theyíre slowing down.

Should I clean my cheapos and see if they donít get faster for longer or buy new quality ones and reassess later?

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #559 on: October 12, 2020, 06:06:55 PM »
I've been running the same set of regular bones swiss for over 4 years now. I haven't noticed any reduction of speed and I clean them around 3 times a year. Today I just cleaned and relubed and they're feeling mighty fine :) Probably will squeeze out another year before I buy a new set, probably swiss 6.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #560 on: October 12, 2020, 06:20:17 PM »
Got a set of reds waiting to set up for a few months now but have heard quality been shit since like 2017. Wasnít pleased on my last set from dec 2019, a few crapped out real quick.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #561 on: October 12, 2020, 06:38:20 PM »
my friend gave me a set of pretty much brand new swiss but within a week the bearings on the rear wheels stopped spinning good. I put off cleaning them and just swapped on some brand new reds I had and within a week the bearings on the rear wheels stopped as well. Any idea why this happen?

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #562 on: October 12, 2020, 06:47:17 PM »
Just picked up these mud burners to complete my shit box of a complete!




I picked these up at a yard sale today for $5, said their son bought them for Christmas and never got a board. So the bearings just sat in a draw for 15 years. Fucking wild.

holy shit those were my first set of bearings wow the nostalgia

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #563 on: October 12, 2020, 06:51:54 PM »
my friend gave me a set of pretty much brand new swiss but within a week the bearings on the rear wheels stopped spinning good. I put off cleaning them and just swapped on some brand new reds I had and within a week the bearings on the rear wheels stopped as well. Any idea why this happen?

Maybe the shields are bent and rubbing against the bearing balls? pop the shields off of the slow bearings and see if that's the cause. Otherwise, clean them and see if that fixes it.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #564 on: October 12, 2020, 07:13:40 PM »
I'm still using a 10 year old set of bones swiss. 3 of them are missing a ball. Am I riding a time bomb?

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #565 on: October 12, 2020, 07:14:17 PM »
Should I clean my cheapos and see if they donít get faster for longer or buy new quality ones and reassess later?

I definitely think it's worth trying to clean them if you've got the time.
If they end up sucking you can still get new bearings. 

Answer to this thread is still:
Swiss if you're flush, Reds if you're not. 


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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #566 on: October 13, 2020, 03:07:02 AM »
Bones Swiss 6 Ball. I've been riding these exclusively since around 2012 and they are fan-fucking-tastic. I've never cleaned any of them and they are all still rolling to this day.

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #567 on: October 13, 2020, 03:50:33 AM »
i keep saying the same shit in this thread... bones swiss or bones 6 balls... I had a sad of swiss for about 5 years and a set of the swiss 6 going onto 2... the setup with the bones swiss got stolen and the one with swiss 6 i had to leave in an airport so im on this superstition if i get swiss or swiss 6 my dumbass will loose it again


any ways ive been riding the bones super reds and they're great.
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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #568 on: October 13, 2020, 04:06:07 AM »
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Rush bearings? Anyone ever try them?
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yes actually, i have a set of all weather ceramics that held up great.
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Thanks. They didn't have the ceramic. They was stainless. I passed.

I'm just going to wait till I can afford the Swiss or grab some more ceramics when I see them.

I scored another traffic deck
A thrasher venture awake hat and some of the wide mob
Got the titanium coated rush abec 7, the retainers are made of weak thin plastic, they all fell apart in like 2-3 months, now on reds big balls, they're holding fine

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Re: Which Bearings Are You Guys Running?
« Reply #569 on: October 13, 2020, 06:30:48 AM »
Indy 7's, G3's, Raw's, Bones Swiss