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vintage dream Member
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Steering head bearings

Post by vintage dream » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:13 am

Hi, I am restoring a 1964 305 Dream. I need to replace the steering head bearing races and balls. I have no difficulty finding the upper and lower races but see no mention of new balls. Am I missing something?, can I buy replacement balls?

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Post by 68Cb77 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:38 pm

These guys have them for a superhawk...might be different for a Dream... They have a warehouse in Kitchener and you can avoid e-bay and custons 1-519-585-0534. or try Loudmouse.
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vintage dream Member
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Post by vintage dream » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:03 pm

Thanks. They look right, I'll have to get some dimensions or cross reference some original part numgers.

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davomoto Member
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Post by davomoto » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:38 pm

They are 1/4 inch ball bearings. I know that the superhawks use 20 on the bottom, and 19 on top, but I don't know if it's the same number for dreams. I got them at my local bicycle shop. I bought a bottle of 200 of them, as I do alot of these bikes, and it was $17.00. You could also try a local bearing house if you have one.


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Post by fallingpines305 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:56 pm

just for peace of mind, I installed much improved tapered head bearings from my brother's cb400f project parts pile when he wasn't looking. fit fine, work fine. Brother doesn't talk to me much anymore though.

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