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Longboard wheels on my ATB?

Post by Ceej » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:44 pm

I have been doing alot of street cruising / carving and wanted to install some longboard street wheels on my board. Has anyone done this before and if so what bearing would I need. I have an old Earthboard with skate style trucks. :)

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Post by leapb4ulook » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:26 pm

I use old MBS Atom wheels on vector trucks on my skatepark board because they have the right size bearings.
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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:45 pm

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I drilled my wheels out, they're not perfect but I like it a lot.

BG put a board together for his son with ats trucks and long board wheels also
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Post by Ceej » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:39 pm

Very COOL guys that is just what I was looking for. I need to messure my bearings for some reason I was thinking they were something like 9.5mm x 22mm.

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Post by Ceej » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:16 pm

Jimmy, Who is BG and does he have any pics of the board?

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Post by KitChase » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:18 am

I must try doing that too...
I have installed ABEC 11 to my longboard

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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:58 pm

Bg , blur grass surfer, yes he has pics of it, I think you'll find him and them in the shed forum on here.
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Post by Ceej » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:53 pm

Chaos, I found his photos and I think it is just what I am looking at doing. Thank you for the lead my friend...

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Post by Jimmy Chaos » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:19 pm

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Post by The 6th degree » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:37 am

So I have a similar question - I have a longboard with XT wheels (the big offroad ones) that are on some standard crappy 8mm skate trucks. I wanted to swap the trucks out for some MTB skate trucks which are 10mm - any idea if that is possible and what bearings I need to look for?

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Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:42 am

You might have to redrill and or wedge/dewedge to get the angle you want but Trampa do 10mm trucks and bearings.

http://www.trampaboards.com/reenforced-10mm-hollow-axle-lightweight-trampa-skate-truck-p-53.html

Should be relatively straight forward.
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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:05 am

You don't know if you can get bearings that fit in standard skate wheels, but are 10mm inside?

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Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:40 am

You might have to look outside the skate scene. If I remember correctly a "typical" 608 skate bearing is 8mm inside and 22mm outside. I can't remember what the outer measurement is on a ATB bearing. seismic used to do 10mm tekton skate bearings for downhill. You used to be able to get 10mm skate trucks for longboards but I'm not sure if you still can.

If you can get Tektons in 10mm they have the bearing, spacer and speed ring all built together which would save you having to find the other bits in a non standard size.

Newtons Shred sell Seismic stuff in the UK but don't stock 10mm bearings as a rule but Alex/Kami/Marcus will probably be able to order you some in or point you in the direction of someone who can supply them for you.

Give them a call on 0208 1339 420 and explain what you want. They might even be able to get you some 10mm trucks from somewhere else as well.

Other than that you could try eBay or industrial merchants. Bearings are used in so many other industries you should be able to find some 10x22mm somewhere.
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Longboard wheels on my ATB?

Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:42 am

6900 are apparently what you need.

http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/forum/longboard-skateboarding-wheels-bearings/152839-10mm-skate-bearing-id.html

Would appear to be widely used but more expensive than 608's.

http://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/produc ... ts_id=5031

Let me know if it works. Surf Rodz trucks are 10mm and they sell bearings as well. Not sure if you can get them in the UK though.
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Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:55 am

If Newton's can't get you some in Sickboards in the Netherlands do the Seismic ones at a whopping 71 euro but also Bear (Landyachtz) ones for a more reasonable 21 Euro:

http://www.sickboards.nl/en/bearings/3488-seismic-tekton-ceramic-bearings-10mm.html#

http://www.sickboards.nl/en/bearings/751-bear-bearings-10mm-abec-7.html#

Ive not used them personally but I know other people in the UK have and have had no issues with them.

They have 10mm axle trucks as well.
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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Cheers for all the research! I'll get looking into it.

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Post by markbrosnan78 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:56 am

No worries. Let us know how it goes.
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Post by seemakm » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:24 am

I done this before bt your board are different sizes .

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