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[*] posted on 3-27-2015 at 05:09 AM
Best bearings for Doomwheels


Greetings from Northern England.
I learned of the existence of Doomwheels yesterday and now my mission is clear. While sourcing the materials needed I'm wondering about the most appropriate bearings to use. The wheels I have found so far use the 3/16" caged bearings like on a bicycle. I normally skate on quads with 8mm bearings and assume that these cartridge type bearings (Bones Reds etc.) are more suitable. Is this the case? I really want to get these things built, it looks like the most fun possible!
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[*] posted on 3-27-2015 at 05:22 AM


go with a common size, same as land boards/ bike favor 12mm axle set up, 12x28x8

with the 12"wheels, look for front wheels on a childs bike , easy , available and lowbuck.





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[*] posted on 3-27-2015 at 05:51 AM


Cheers. As far as I can tell landboards use cartridge style and bikes use cage style bearings. Which would be best for Doomwheels?
Cartridge: http://media.chainreactioncycles.com/is/image/ChainReactionC...

or

Cage: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DsP0aQukL._SY300_.jp...

Thanks for the dimensions.

I just want to make as many of the right choices early on so the guaranteed failures later on won't make me cry!
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[*] posted on 3-27-2015 at 07:06 AM


Ah! The dimensions you gave were for the bearing itself, now I understand! My reply makes no sense at all now. I thought you offered overal dimensions of the Doomwheel skates!

Gotcha!

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[*] posted on 3-27-2015 at 12:38 PM


I prefer the cartridge bearings, and find them easier to replace/maintain. I also appreciated the slightly greater wheel/tire selection I found using them.
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