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    Don't buy these ebay bearings

    I just purchased some steering head bearings from this company called Pyramid Parts Worldwide off ebay. The bearings are very poor quality and are not worth anything. I'm going to trash'em - They are out of the UK and I recommend anyone looking for bearings to only buy All Balls brand - that's what I used as replacements for these bearings.
    Bob - Palmyra NY
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    hmmm, I wonder how the very special spherical tapered bearings for the Bimota turned out to be

    to accomodate an adjustable rake head with two position bearing cup housings

    They sure were inexpensive (same price as non-spherical USA made timken cup and cone sets) and every other source I found was quadruple or more their price

    I had my doubts but it sure wasn't my call


    but how about some detailed pix and explain exactly what is unacceptable about them?

    not sized correctly? poor metal quality and not at least rockwell 40? made with a battle axe?

    what?

    and why wouldn't you just buy timken brand from any place local that sells them and keep money in your own local economy?
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    They came from the UK so that right there says cafe!
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    I ordered some fork dust boots from Pyramid Parts that were junk, too. They were new in the package, but they cracked and split almost immediatly after being put on the bike. I recommend All Balls, as well. They sell good stuff and the tech/customer service is second to none.
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    Yep, fuck pyramid parts...I got a set of crappy steering bearings as well.

    Package took like 6 weeks to get to Pittsburgh, I think they sent them on an old steam freighter.

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    so what was wrong with yours?

    just saying they are junk and not explaining why

    and then pimping somebody else for something as generic as a bearing

    would make one question agendas

    just doing the devil's advocate thing

    regardless, I haven't had a reason in years to buy bearings online and do prefer supporting my local businesses when it makes good sense

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    I will be posting a more detail pictures about the all balls bearing and the other bearing. In summary the new bearing has smaller rollers, is lighter weight and does not roll very well. The all ball bearing has bigger rollers, rolls nice and is very strongly built. I don't know about the rest of you - but when I'm up to speed on the road and I roll into a corner - I want the best bearings up front to keep my front end from swapping ends with my rear end. My whole purpose of installing this bearing is to improve the handling of my cb.

    The upper bearings weight the same, the lower bearings is 55 vs 115 grams in weight. I'll post pictures later tonight.
    Bob - Palmyra NY
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