I’m restoring my old early-70s Schwinn and am having difficulties finding bearings that are the same size as the old Nice 7985s (no longer made). Before I toss the whole project in the dumpster, I was hoping that someone may have a source for the bearings.
Old posts skirt around the subject but none have discussed a place to get the bearings.
I can’t find any data for a bearing with number 7985. Are you sure it’s correct? Nice has a 7600 series and a 7500 series of bearings. Can you post a photo of the bearing and its dimensions: ID, OD, width. Is it a flanged bearing?
Thanks for the responses. I contacted Tom - quite a character. He has the bearings, but add the cost of bearings to a that of a new saddle and pedals and I’m $150 into a heavy, outdated uni. Thats almost half way to the shiny new Chinese Nimbus 29 or 36 that I have been looking at. I’d prefer to buy American but it doesn’t look like that is an option in our new economy.