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Subject: [TowerTalk] US Tower bearings
From: "Mac McCullough" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 19:46:53 -0500
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All ,  I am wanting to replace some of the small diameter bearings that are 
pressed and then sort of "set" by dimpling the surrounding aluminum grooved 
pulley ...  these bearings are used throughout the UST wire pulley scheme,  
presently the one I have in my hand is marked  K 8  made in USA  Nice Phila... 
or better yet has anyone replaced this  " my words " poor quality bearing with 
a better quality as well sealed type bearing ...  these bearing frequently seem 
to seize,  thereby forcing the cable to drag it's self across the pulley groove 
and then ruining the pulley in short order ..  I love the tower,  just not 
these critical yet cheap bearings they use ..  all suggestions welcomed ..  
thanx  mac/mc  w5mc   

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