Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Postby Ross » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:49 am

Is there somewhere cheaper/better/faster than a Specialized shop, say CBC Bearings or other similar dedicated bearing store?
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Re: Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:44 am

Almost certainly...but you'll have to take the bearings into the shop. I never buy bearings from a bicycle shop (although I have been known to contact Duncan at DIYMTB for some of their Enduro bearings).
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Re: Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Postby Duck! » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:05 pm

Headset bearings usually can't be found at general bearing suppliers, as the bevelled shells are unique to the bike industry. Providing you match the internal & external diameters, shell depth and internal & external bevels, you should be able to find a suitable aftermarket headset at any bike shop. You may also be able to find the bearings on their own.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Postby Ross » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:15 am

Thanks guys
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Re: Where to buy Specialized Tarmac headset bearings?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:20 am

Erm..bevelled shells are actually quite common outside bicycles particularly for thrust bearings (which I believe headset bearings are). Though, granted, headset bearings are a relatively specific application...
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