Ball Bearing or Sealed?

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Ball Bearing or Sealed?

Postby aidso » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:05 pm

I''m doing the quarterly tinker on the bikes and have noticed some play in one of the headsets that uses a Pig Race bearing set up. I can get the balls cheap enough but ideally I'd like a new pig cage. Is it worth pursuing loose bearings or are these old hat and best replaced with a sealed headset? Do they last longer?

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Re: Ball Bearing or Sealed?

Postby nicklouse » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:07 pm

very very few headsets dont have seals.

i would just replace the balls if the races are ok.


I guess you are really meaning cartridge bearings.
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Re: Ball Bearing or Sealed?

Postby aidso » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:24 pm

Yup I meant cartridge :).
What bit is the race? Is that the cage the balls go in?

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Re: Ball Bearing or Sealed?

Postby cooldad » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:26 pm

The race is what the balls run on.
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Re: Ball Bearing or Sealed?

Postby aidso » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:31 pm

Sweet. Thanks guys


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