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Wheel Retainer and Bearing

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
Wheel Retainer and Bearing
Posted by John82 on Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:56 PM

Looking for any recommendations on how to fabricate a part or find a substitute for a wheel "retainer" that slides into a bearing. Assembly used for mounting a wheel.

I am missing one retainer so I need a "home built" substitute. It's about 3.5mm in diameter, or 1/8 of an inch, and needs to be hollow (and ideally flanged on one end) to slide onto the axle and receive the bearing. 



  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 06, 2017 6:45 AM

Styrene or brass tubing might work.

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    July, 2008
Posted by Foxer on Monday, March 06, 2017 7:55 AM

I do a lot of wheel switching, as I'm sure many here do. It usually involves using plastic or brass sleeves glued to the wheel and axles and gives a wheel that can be mounted on and off as the build progresses checking stance. I glue all wheels on to prevent rollong off shelves and display tables. Usually there's one size that fits tight and centers the wheel.


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