Am I able to put caged bearings in lose-ball hub?

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11/1/2015 4:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/1/2015 5:02 PM

Wan't to know since loose-balls are a pain, and I have nothing but problems.

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11/1/2015 6:00 PM

I did it once, but it didn't really work.

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11/1/2015 6:16 PM

If it uses non-integrated bearing races, you may be able to find bearings that will fit. If the race is integrated, the only way would be to machine out the hub shell, in which case you'd be better off buying a new hub

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11/1/2015 7:46 PM

Possibly if the cage bearings are the same size as the bearing races in the hub shell.

A sealed hub would fix the problem and be better in the long run though if you can afford it

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11/2/2015 6:07 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Possibly if the cage bearings are the same size as the bearing races in the hub shell.

A sealed hub would fix the problem and ...more

This.

You can, but make sure they are the correct size.

Or just buy a ton of looseballs and some grease and go that route.

Ideally replacing the hub with something sealed would be best.

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