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    wheel bearings TiLite

    Where is a good place to buy online replacement bearings for my TiLite ZRA for the front casters. My wifes hair always gets in there and chews out my bearings. The dealer for my chair is HORRIBLE getting back to you and helping me out. Is there a good Tilite dealer in Canada if not The USA. I was looking at Sportaid.com but I have no idea what size bearings I have. I think the wheels are 4" Soft rolls... Anybody know?
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    ebay Skateboard bearings. Bones Reds $13.00 for eight. I would consider that a bare minimum. They are widely respected stainless steel bearings.

    You can also find them at your local skate shop.

    For ceramics, Bones Swiss or VBX.

    Use the search engine here. We talk about bearings quite often.

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    Many casters use a 8mm X 22mm X 7mm bearing. I get mine from VXB. Or you can steal them from skateboarders. Pick the little ones, the big ones can be feisty.
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    cool. I looked at the bearing and I couldn't see and size's stamped on it. whats the best bearing for keeping dirt and long hair from destroying it. Would a sealed ceramic bearing be the best? I'm a newbie to this so I thank you guys.
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    This thread might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewie27 View Post
    cool. I looked at the bearing and I couldn't see and size's stamped on it. whats the best bearing for keeping dirt and long hair from destroying it. Would a sealed ceramic bearing be the best? I'm a newbie to this so I thank you guys.
    There's really no one right answer. I like to use cheap bearings and change them often. Others like a high end bearing that they clean and oil. I haven't tried ceramic yet, but my next order will probably be for a double shielded stainless steel bearing with ceramic balls. It really is mostly personal preference and trial to find what works for you. There's always something "new & better" to try. There's a lot of bearing info floating around the cybertubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish Old View Post
    There's a lot of bearing info floating around the cybertubes.
    yes there is. After a few days of looking at it and some time to look at the bearing again there was a number of 608RS which is the 8mmx22mmx7mm. Then looking at TotoL1's video of his ceramic/S,S bearings sold me on those. Great video. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6zdI7uBeQ
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