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4 x 1.50 tailwheel

chicoduster

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Got this with my Acroduster One and went to put it on today to find out I need the 5/8" hole. It is brand new. size 4 x 1.50 wheel, 3/8" axle. AS part # 06-00067 $27.50. I'll take $15 plus whatever shipping is.
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Spruce also sells "improved" bearings with the 5/8" hole you can swap in. Part # 06-00060. If the old tailwheel just has worn rubber but the bearings are good and you can remove the bearings out of your old wheel without damaging them you could replace the bearings with the 3/8" hole with the old ones. Not sure of the best way to remove without damaging them though, when I replaced the 3/8" bearings I knew I didn't need them since I had the new 5/8" bearings so I just used a drift and a hammer to remove them and threw them away.
 

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I appreciate the help. Unfortunately I need a whole new wheel as the rubber is slanted and worn. I will look into replacing the bearings in the new wheel (that i already ordered) as mine now don't feel that good. I used to own a bike shop and I guess I am a little picky about bearing feel.
 

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Well that little wheel is going to spin a hell of a lot faster than any bike wheel ever spun! I’d want good bearings there.
 

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