Cartridge bearing headsets…what size bearings for a superstar headset

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  • Premier Icon tmb467
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    For info superstar say its EC 34/28.6 | EC 34/30 but does that tell me the bearing size?

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    I’ve got a superstar headset with cartridge bearings installed and there’s a bit of a creak when I rotate the bars to the left

    I know the SS bearings are rubbish cos when I took the forks out before, the lower cartridge separated from the inner race. I just greased it up and put it back together but it’s probably died now.

    Anyway – does anyone know what size bearings a superstar uno headset takes? Think I remember 36x45x45 but really unsure

    Ta

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    nope that just tells you the headset type.

    email superstar they’ll tell what size bearings you need. They were pretty helpfully when I needed to change the bearings in my hubs.

    Or just take the bearings out again and they should have the number stamped on them.

    andyrm
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    They’re a licenced bearing so not available from a normal bearing supplier. SS do them on their site for about £7, just pop them open from new and regrease, that should help them last longer 🙂

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    ah just found this on the headset spares page :

    30.2x41x6.5 36×45 degree Angular Contact Bearing

    Compatible with all of our headsets (apart from Grande), and Cane Creek compatible headsets.

    Go to one of the online bearing shops and type those dimensions in and they should convert it to a bearing number.

    Premier Icon jasonm945
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    SS bearings are just generic, found in other manufacturers headsets aswell so it’s not the headset or bearings that are “rubbish”.

    Superstar do sell bearings for £7.99 though see here

    For that you should get some free Haribo’s aswell!

    Edit – not quick enough

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    cheers – missed the ‘headset spares’ page so thanks for that

    mattsccm
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    Please tell me where you find those bearings at a factors. Every place I go to hands me one based on that number but without the chamfer. That’s not an industry standard. It would be great to find otherwise.

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    i ordered mine from mbbearings.com

    enduro bearings, so cost a bit more (17 quid for one instead of 8 quid for a pair off superstar) but tbh, I’m not too bothered on the cost today

    simplybearings online was about the same price for the same bearing…not checked anywhere else

    these sites do have the chamfered bearing, as does SS (ask for angular contact bearings)

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