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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Recently acquired second-hand bearings.

Hi again wise SLF members.

I recently acquired a full set of abec5 second-hand bearings from an old pair of K2 Titanium skates. I was hoping to buy myself a set of 90mm wheels in the not-too-distant, and was wondering whether or not the bearings would be suitable for up to 30miles a week max.

Again, any advice would be gratefully received.

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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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Hi again wise SLF members.

I recently acquired a full set of abec5 second-hand bearings from an old pair of K2 Titanium skates. I was hoping to buy myself a set of 90mm wheels in the not-too-distant, and was wondering whether or not the bearings would be suitable for up to 30miles a week max.

Again, any advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks again

JT
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Old March 13th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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What skates are you putting the 90mm wheels on? Didnt you wind up with Moto 84's?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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Cheers fierocious, man that is the kind of answer that puts fire in the belly and strengthens my resolve to just do it.........now if I could just find that jet pack

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Yeah Pinhy. The frames take a maximum 90mm wheel so I kind of thought of messing about with things, see how I get on. I am still really enjoying the ride of the 84mm and I feel as if I am getting to know them a bit better, what with the better weather we have recently been having. But I thought a wee bit further down the line I would like to see how I get on with slightly bigger wheel (technique and striding depending).

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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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Yeah Pinhy. The frames take a maximum 90mm wheel so I kind of thought of messing about with things, see how I get on. I am still really enjoying the ride of the 84mm and I feel as if I am getting to know them a bit better, what with the better weather we have recently been having. But I thought a wee bit further down the line I would like to see how I get on with slightly bigger wheel (technique and striding depending).

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Serious?! I see on Inline Warehouse it says "Max 84mm".

I would LOVE to be able to put 90's on!! I need to confirm this ASAP, as it would seriously make my day! I would probably order some TODAY if so.

Anyone? Anyone? (Beuller?)
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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Serious?! I see on Inline Warehouse it says "Max 84mm".

I would LOVE to be able to put 90's on!! I need to confirm this ASAP, as it would seriously make my day! I would probably order some TODAY if so.

Anyone? Anyone? (Beuller?)
Hi Pinhy. On my frames it states "max. wheel size 90mm", now I don't know if this is true for all k2 moto 84's. I think I read in a thread on this site that this may only apply to a certain years line of this product. Check your frames again, it should say. Otherwise someone else on the forum may be able to give you a more definite answer.

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Old March 14th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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First Post, I have no guess on how well they maintained or damaged those bearings.

Clean them, oil them, look at them closely, hand run them, and then decide.
Depending on how fast you skate, if skating alone, it might not matter.

Now if you are looking for top performance and compete with others you have to spend more evaluation time.

Not exactly wise, yet practical.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #8
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First Post, I have no guess on how well they maintained or damaged those bearings.

Clean them, oil them, look at them closely, hand run them, and then decide.
Depending on how fast you skate, if skating alone, it might not matter.

Now if you are looking for top performance and compete with others you have to spend more evaluation time.

Not exactly wise, yet practical.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave
Again MS Dave your advice is much appreciated. The bearings look in fairly good nick- considering the state of the skates that they came off of. I guess I'll just go ahead and do as you say, give them a clean/lube and see how they run.

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