Re: [CR] Source for 5/16" ball bearings, grade 25 or better?

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:41:31 -0800
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Subject: Re: [CR] Source for 5/16" ball bearings, grade 25 or better?


Happy New Year.

100 ea. 5/16" grade 25 chrome steel ball bearings - $13.00

I've dealt with this seller "toolsupply" before. Fast, free delivery.

Chas. Colerich Oakland, CA USA

Peter Jourdain wrote:
> Happy New Year One and All ---
> I've got a Chater-Lea eccentric bottom bracket I need to rebuild with the required 5/16" ball bearings. As I want to put good bearings in there for smooth running and long life, I'm looking for grade 25 or lower (which really means better). Only problem----all I can find is grade 200 or above in that size. Loose Screws, Bikeman, etc. sell grade 25 in all the "popular" sizes, but not in the oddball 5/16".
> Does anyone know of a source for 5/16" steel ball bearings in a high-precision grade? I would prefer a consumer-oriented seller where I can buy online with a credit card, as opposed to an industrial source where I have to deal with a salesman or establish an account.
> Thanks in advance for the help, and I've hoisted a Pimm's No. 1 Cup and tonic as a salute to your good health and happiness during the coming year. (Sorry, no more apropos Pimm's No. 3 Cup Winter version available in my neighborhood).
> Cheers and Cheerio,
> Peter JourdainWhitewater, Wisconsin USA