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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #190
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Originally Posted by Gee View Post
I kept the same bearings for over 20 years. If I had done what you suggested every 6 months for the past 20 years, I would have spend $1,600 on bearings. That could have paid for two or three good pairs of skates.
I skate outdoors exclusively. Rain or shine. Most of my wet skating is on a longboard with only 8 bearings. I will lose one or two bearings every wet session. If i cleaned my bearings after every wet skate over the past 20 years it would have cost me $50,000 in lost time. You see, my free time is worth $100/hour and fussing with bearings is costing me time. Some people do not value their time. Time is finite, money is not. You can always make more money, you can't make more time. It all depends on your sense of personal economics. Bearings cost me 22 cents each. I don't pay for rink time. Tell me which one of us is coming out ahead financially.
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