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Message 2093 (21. Dec. 2006 22:43) (All previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
Wheel Question
I will go to a skateboard shop and see if they will put one on. Are skateboard wheels different than they were 10 years ago as far as how they fit?

: : Hi all,
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: : I am extremely confused. I just got off the phone with Sure Grip and he told me that I can put skateboard wheels on my skates. I have the magnum plates and he said my axle is 9/37. He explained to me that all bearings are the same size except for the middle. He said that I could just pop my bearings out of my current wheels and put them in skateboard wheels and I would be fine. He also said they make a sleeve for axles so that you can fit skateboard wheels on them. I think I used them years ago. Please tell me, if you agree or why I would not be able to put skateboard wheels on my skates?
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: The sleeve is not what you need, he's talking about the diameter of the axle. Bearings sit centered in skateboard wheels and your rollerskate axles are not long enough to get a locknut on the end. With a wheel that has the bearing sitting flush to one side of the wheel, it won't rub against the truck. Take your skates to a shop and try to put a wheel on. You will see if your axle is long enough to use washers/spacers between the trucks and the wheels. If not, your only solution is replace with longer axles, find wheels that are flat on one side or get trucks that work without any modifications. I'm assuming you skate parallel and not sidestance (heel to heel). See if you can find wheels that are narrow, you might get lucky and they'll fit, no problem.
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