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Old August 26th, 2016, 03:29 AM   #189
Gee
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Originally Posted by Joey View Post
Just purchased 160 bearings ABEC 7 with metal shields on Amazon for under $40US. How do I maintain them? Easy:

When a bearing gets noisy or slow, I yank it out of the wheel and toss it in the trash. Lather, rinse, repeat, until all 160 are gone. Then...you guessed it...lather, rinse, repeat...buy another load of cheap bearings and start the cycle all over again!
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.
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