Common bearing and valve types

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Eycheych
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Common bearing and valve types

Post by Eycheych » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:56 pm

Hi all,

Based on my last burn experience am planning to bring some extra tubes and bearings to the playa. Our camp will have a bike repair stand as well so I figure it will be useful to bring extra repair items.

Here’s where I need your help

1) what are the more common valve types floating around in the playa, Schrader or presta? I imagine Scharader but just wanted to be sure

2) im seeing both 1/4 x 9 ball and x 10 ball bearings. Does it matter how many ball are in the bearing or can I replace a 9 ball bearing with a 10? If not, which one is more common?

Thanks!

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Re: Common bearing and valve types

Post by BBadger » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:04 am

Most will be Schrader valves. I don't know about the bearings. As long as they and the cage fit it's probably fine (see this thread for some that are found on eBay). Also bring some bearing grease.
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Eycheych
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Re: Common bearing and valve types

Post by Eycheych » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:24 pm

Thanks badger. Yeo, will bring grease.

Coming back to the bearings again:
Thanks I saw that thread. However, I went to a bike shop today to check whether #66 bearings are common and whether 9 or 10 ball bearings are interchangeable but didn’t really get a good response. Is it basically a crap shoot what type of bearings will fit?
Am just trying to get 10 sets of the most basic bearings but I can’t seem to find an answer to what those “most common” bearings are... any help greatly appreciated

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