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Author Topic: Bearing sources?  (Read 217 times)

cstorckiii

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Re: Bearing sources?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 11:20:02 PM »
Which brings us back to pitch rocks. They are the CMW/Nfield Gear of GB & Western Europe, and will sell factory parts direct to public in the event one is too far from, or has an "iffy" dealer. If my near by dealer hadn't closed up shop shortly after I bought my bike, I'd have gone to them for everything.
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Re: Bearing sources?
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2014, 02:00:20 AM »
We do not list most of our OEM parts in the catalog. If it is an AVL or Iron Barrel give us a call, if it is a UCE you can get them from your dealer.

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Re: Bearing sources?
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 02:52:05 PM »
There are warnings for counterfeit bearings from major brand companies. The fake ones may be hard to distinguish from originals.

A bearing has so many parts, each made carefully and polished - outer ring race, inner ring race, balls, cage, grease, seals .....  How can Fake companies make all these individual parts, polish them, hire people to put together a working unit which is pretty close to originals (albeit poor quality) and sell them for such a low price and still make money ?

Making a fake of something that does not require so many parts / machinery is understandable than making fake bearings. Though even fake Nike & Adidas sneakers which require lots of parts and steps have been caught from time to time ! 

There was also news of fake 'Bose' speaker packaged just like original ! One cannot tell the difference. 

Nachi bearings manufacturing, pretty extensive processing, what it really takes to make one -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOysbd2ZMxE

On a side note a small bearing assembly by hand video -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsGh0wbJWtQ

« Last Edit: July 28, 2014, 05:03:16 PM by singhg5 »
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