Does anyone know where to get standard head bearings, all I can see is tapered or sealed.
Please let me know any details you may have or should I not stick to standard, they seem to have lasted quite well to date but now need a change
I fitted taper rollers 30 years ago and have not regretted it . They can spread or close the yokes a couple of mm which may affect the fit of the HL brackets (worth shimming or grinding to get it right) , they are also open without seals which in theory allows dust to enter ,but in practise allows me to apply foaming spray grease into the bearing top and bottom so they have lasted those 30 years. If you fit sealed ball races you must fit a spacer, and probably still need to shim etc to get the distance correct for the brackets and rubber covers to fit.
I got my last set of cup & ball bearings from Norvil.
Thanks, I'll give them a shout
In the days of yore when 15 pounds was a weeks wages and head races cost 5 pounds we used to use Morris Minor front wheel bearings. 25 bob the pair.