Author Topic: Best modern tyres & head bearings  (Read 5521 times)


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Re: Best modern tyres ?whats everyone using.
« Reply #15 on: 30.12. 2007 20:34 »
Hi, Pim I,d go for taper bearings everytime. Much easier to adjust and fit, a fit and forget solution.Leave ball & race bearing to bicyles where they belong. Mind you some mountain bikes now have taper bearings. Dave...

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Re: Best modern tyres ?whats everyone using.
« Reply #16 on: 30.12. 2007 20:59 »
Tyres seem to have become headstock bearings. Here's my two-bob's worth. I use a pair of R18 sealed ball bearings with the lower one machined to clear the collar on the stem. A suitable length sleeve is inserted between them on the stem and checked for binding or slop. A shim or a slight shortening of the sleeve suffices and all is tightened.
Angular contact races would be better but are not available in that size.
It works for me and I no longer have to fiddle with the cup and cone bicycle set-up on a regular basis.

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Re: Best modern tyres & head bearings
« Reply #17 on: 08.01. 2008 12:44 »
Thank's for all the input, I've been to "de groot bsa store" in the north of the Netherlands this hollyday. And spend a lot of money on things that i really need. So well spent I hope. Some of the things that i bought are the Avon speedmaster on the front and the dunlop on the rear. not very original, but it seems to work for a lot of people and if it doesn't work for me than I'll try somthing different. I also got the ball bearing partley becouse it was cheaper and also becouse most people told me that it wouldn't be a problem. Also the same here if there are any problems i'll change to the taper bearings.

I'll post some more information about my bike in another part of the forum.
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Slow but steady...