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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: Andmaxjar on 01 April, 2017, 06:44:30

Title: B31 Timing Side Roller Bearing
Post by: Andmaxjar on 01 April, 2017, 06:44:30
Hi,
I purchased a timing side roller bearing for a 1949 rigid B31 I am rebuilding for a friend from a company that said they only have the best brands and it arrived and its name is "Stirling".
I checked and they are made in China??
Can anybody give me any information on the quality Etc or any information either good or bad.
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: B31 Timing Side Roller Bearing
Post by: JulianS on 01 April, 2017, 10:51:39
Not heard of "Stirling" as bearing manufacturer.

If you are in doubt as to quality then I would choose a bearing from a well known manufacurer.
Title: Re: B31 Timing Side Roller Bearing
Post by: Bess on 01 April, 2017, 11:27:59
You might find Stirling is a supplier of bearings not a manufacturer, maybe repackaging in some instances similar to Simply Bearings?
Title: Re: B31 Timing Side Roller Bearing
Post by: Andmaxjar on 01 April, 2017, 22:54:12
Hi,
I purchased the bearing from Simply bearings and their info said it was a quality bearing, I made a mistake in my original post the name is "Sterling"
I live in Stirling Australia so force of habit in my spelling.I spoke to a friend of mine who has a B33 an he suggested not to use this brand.
As I am rebuilding for someone else I may just purchase a known brand and wear the cost as I do not want any issues in the future.
Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: B31 Timing Side Roller Bearing
Post by: Bess on 02 April, 2017, 08:44:52
Hi,
     Which bearing manufacturer did Simply Bearings supply? If you are concerned it's worth phoning them.

I purchase 4 needle rollers from them and the quoted loading wasn't what they supplied, they gladly replaced them for me (next day and with the free postage, I had to pay for the return postage though).

Best of luck........