Decent Quality Bearings....

Having a day job that tends to fill my week I rely on online sources for many bits. I'm after some bearings (RLS9 and RMS10) and all the usual online bear
suppliers seem to only stock imperial sizes as "budget" bearings. Given that if these bearings fail it's two days work to even remove it I tend to avoid "budget" sources. Is my prejudice fair? Does anyone know of an online supplier that sells branded bearings as reasonable discounts? The bearing sales trade appears to have the largest mark up of anything I know!
Thanks
Charles
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Perhaps a silly question, have you spoken to Arc Euro Trade (01162695693)? They are distributors for Timken (incl. Torrington, Fafnir, Nadella) and Nachi as well as Chinese sourced bearings. If you are going to the Midlands Model engineering exhibition at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre this Fri. 14th to Tues. 18th Oct. you could talk to them at their stand.
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On Sat, 8 Oct 2011 14:35:26 -0700 (PDT), Charles p

Try Bearing Boys, naff name, but a decent firm to deal with. www.bearingboys.co.uk/
Richard
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PS or try getting them from the USA via eBay or whatever. I got a couple of SKF main bearings for an AJS cheaper (less than half price!!) including post etc posted from USA.
Richard
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I've used both Bearing Boys and Simply Bearings with good success on several occasions.
AWEM
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Charles, Try an authorised NSK dealer, or an authorised SKF dealer for this particular size, or find a bearing dealer who has original - old - RHP stock. (rare as most of the colourful old boys in this game sold out to the big boys and retired in Spain) You will probably pay an arm and a leg for it....and so you should....considering you want an odd sod.. Alternatives will be "fake stamped SKF" at really good price ;-), good bad and ugly India origin - fake SKF/RHP or real Indian brand or middle of the road Chinese - fake SKF or original Chinese. If anyone says it is "NEUTRAL" brand, it means it is Chinese or Indian - regardless of what bullcrap they say about origin. NACHI has discontinued this size now to the best of my knowledge. TIMKEN dont make it. We "ARC" have lost our agency ageements with both these makers as they only wish to work with "BIG" bearing dealerships who will rob you blind - guaranteed ;-)....Not a problem for us....we are making better margins on the Chinese we sell. Quality I am happy with. By the way, TIMKEN is now also made in Turkey (supposedly) and in China, to meet world demands,....produced by the same factories that TIMKEN sued (sorry tried to sue) in yester years!! Finally, yes you are right...bearing dealers are robbing b*****ds....no exceptions to the rule. Good Luck, Ketan at ARC.
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Charles p wrote:

Maybe ask these guys http://www.orinocobearings.co.uk/ . I've not dealt with them yet but I've heard of various people who have and been happy. I know of them as they can supply bearings to the original RHP or Ransome & Marles specs for the MG Midget, AH Sprite, and IIRC Morris Minor front stub axles.
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On Oct 9, 6:39pm, David Billington

Thanks to everyone for their input - especially Ketan's inside track. I've used Bearingboys and Simplybearings many times in the past. I'll have a word with then and see what they say
Thanks
Charles
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Well after some searching I found that nobody held stock. I had a local bearing supplier in tell me that they only supplied "no-brand bearings" and that they weren't any different.No really my view. After chasing a few good avenues (Seager in Birmingham and Spire bearings in Chesterfield) I found that Eriks (what was Wyko) had them in stock and had the best prices for RHP, English made bearings. Still 95 of my cash but I expected that much.
Charles
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Charles p wrote:

You must have made them a good profit as I enquired about some Contitech poly V belts with Eriks or Wyko and got fobbed off 3 times about them getting back to me, never heard a word, maybe Bristol was a rogue branch. I got back in touch with Contitech and asked for an alternative supplier and they gave me Stewart Vaughan who were most helpful, had the items in stock and shipped them on receipt of the order before the cheque would have cleared.
Hopefully your RHP bearings work out OK. It will be interesting to see how they're marked as RHP is now a brand with ANR http://www.ahrinternational.com /
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On Oct 14, 7:51pm, David Billington

David
As far as I'm aware RHP are still owned and manufactured by NSK. The fact that ANR sell them surely won't affect the quality - they're sold by a number of distributors. They're marked RHP and say "Made in England".
Charles
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