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Old May 14th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Question Hello- and please help me fix my skates :)

Hello all! This is my first post in this forum so bear with me. I'm hoping some one out there can help me solve a problem with my skates. I bought some old skates on ebay because I wanted some cheapies to see whether I really like skating before I invested in some nicer ones. Now I'm attached to the old ones and would like to fix em up a little. I want to change the wheels, or at the very least take them off to clean the bearings, but I can not figure out how to get them off. The wheels have plastic disk thingies over where the nuts should be, blocking them from access. Does any one out there know how to remove these wheels (and maybe how to tell what size I should get for replacements), or even if its possible? I'm going to attempt linking to the ebay page, so you can see the pics of them.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_887wt_1038

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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hello all! This is my first post in this forum so bear with me. I'm hoping some one out there can help me solve a problem with my skates. I bought some old skates on ebay because I wanted some cheapies to see whether I really like skating before I invested in some nicer ones. Now I'm attached to the old ones and would like to fix em up a little. I want to change the wheels, or at the very least take them off to clean the bearings, but I can not figure out how to get them off. The wheels have plastic disk thingies over where the nuts should be, blocking them from access. Does any one out there know how to remove these wheels
Yes Ma'am.. It takes a special spanner to go in the holes.. or a pair of needle nose pliers may squeak ya by.. (and maybe how to tell what size I should get for replacements), or even if its possible? I'm going to attempt linking to the ebay page, so you can see the pics of them.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_887wt_1038

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Those look like the narrow wheels.. I may have a used set but if I recall correctly they take an odd ball bearing.. I guess pix are in order.
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Old May 14th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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Narrow wheels.. Note the wrench at the top..



Wide wheels..



There are both chrome and black hubcaps...

The hub cap unscrews....Note the 4 taps on the cap?? Those lock into notches in the wheels.. It makes 'em click when ya turn 'em and takes a bit of a twist to get it going..

Hope that helps...
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Old May 15th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Thanks Doc Sk8! I've been researching for weeks trying to figure that out- the guy at the only local skate shop had no idea. Do you know what brand these are? I don't know anything other than that they are probably from the 70's (I saw some like them on Mork & Mindy the other day) It didn't look like these had been cleaned for 30 years, but they're rolling much better now- so I guess a test run is in order today . Again- thank you so much!!
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Thanks Doc Sk8! I've been researching for weeks trying to figure that out- the guy at the only local skate shop had no idea. Do you know what brand these are? I don't know anything other than that they are probably from the 70's (I saw some like them on Mork & Mindy the other day) It didn't look like these had been cleaned for 30 years, but they're rolling much better now- so I guess a test run is in order today . Again- thank you so much!!
MAG (Mattel Athletics Group) Sunrunners.. ca 1978 or 9. They also had a skateboard

with the same wheels and truck system.

You have one of two versions I am aware of.and I think yours is the original. There is a second
version with a really crappy conventional plastic plate...

Here is an exploded view of the wide wheels..


Be careful on your test run. That action design while clever was not real good at steering (Oh yeah, I have rolled more than one pair of these.. )
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Old May 15th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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And this ^ is why Doc is Doc. I rode the heck out of a urethane skateboard back in the late 70's. No crazy hardware though. Regular trucks wheels and PRECISION bearings.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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Those bearings look familliar...
Like the ones in my first pair of skates. Are they the same size as a 608 but with a built-in half width spacer perchance?
If so you can fit normal bearings in there with a 10mm spacer between.
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Ahhh memories....i had an orange sizzler like the one on top in the brochure as a kid. I used to hate it because the board was plastic and flexed in the middle. It had an unbelievably smooth ride to it though.
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I remember the skateboard version in the UK in red, the board was type of PVC used to always be warped normally curved upwards never flat in the middle.
I guy in a shop used to always have parts and I remember him showing me how the wheels and trucks were put together.
Wooden version had counter-sunk hex screw heads...
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I remember the skateboard version in the UK in red, the board was type of PVC used to always be warped normally curved upwards never flat in the middle.
I guy in a shop used to always have parts and I remember him showing me how the wheels and trucks were put together.
Wooden version had counter-sunk hex screw heads...
Mine was yellow... didn't have it long as I "upgraded" to a Variflex wide track wooden board when the bearings seized and I couldn't work out how to get at them (this was a couple of years before I got into quad skates), I never did get the hang of skateboarding and used to mostly ride them like a street luge down stupidly steep hills.
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