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    I read the threads about using skateboard wheels for the lane to lane casters. I'm gonna try that tomorrow!!

    Does and have anything to do for the transport wheels. I need to replace those also was was looking for a better solution. Thanks in advance.
    Dustin

  • #2
    WOW! What a great idea! I'm gona send a note to the HMFIC about this. He did some skating back in the day.
    Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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    • #3
      Inline wheels will work for the transport wheels.
      For Sale, Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

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      • #4
        Are inline wheels able to support the weight of a lane machine? That is my only concern.
        Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
        Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
        Cloth: ShamWow!
        Machine: Johnny 5
        Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper

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        • #5
          if you want to pm me your add info i have a about 8 used casters in stock all most free

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          • #6
            The inline wheels should work as there would be 2 in each caster unless you have a rough floor, and as with anything else some inline wheels are better than others. My transport wheels are starting to wear I'll try this next week and let you know.
            For Sale, Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

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            • #7
              We have some solid white wheels, I dont know what the material is, but it is rock solid.. You just touch the machine and it will move all over the place. I will try to get a few pics to show you what I am talking about. They are sweet!
              B Mechanic Freeway Lanes of Parma
              42 Old Otis A's, Steltronic Scoring, Kegel ION Sport

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              • #8
                Originally posted by discobrian View Post
                We have some solid white wheels, I dont know what the material is, but it is rock solid.. You just touch the machine and it will move all over the place. I will try to get a few pics to show you what I am talking about. They are sweet!
                They are probably nylon casters...do they have ball bearings in them or does the bolt just go into the nylon?
                Nick

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                • #9
                  Ed Fox (EBN) has them on sale at a really Good price!
                  If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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                  • #10
                    They were homemade and have bearings and a spacer in them.
                    B Mechanic Freeway Lanes of Parma
                    42 Old Otis A's, Steltronic Scoring, Kegel ION Sport

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                    • #11
                      www.ebnservices.com

                      3" caster assy $27.20
                      1 wheel only $11.19

                      2" caster assy $23.25 / 1wheel only $9.25

                      replacement blades (brown) $67.32 / (blue) $78.33

                      ph 888-435-6289
                      Fx 888-435-6280
                      Txt 973-879-7924
                      edfox@ebnservices.com

                      FREE Freight with a purchase of $150.00 or more!
                      If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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                      • #12
                        EBN Casters

                        www.ebnservices.com

                        3" caster assy $27.20
                        1 wheel only $11.19

                        2" caster assy $23.25 / 1wheel only $9.25

                        replacement blades (brown) $67.32 / (blue) $78.33

                        ph 888-435-6289
                        Fx 888-435-6280
                        Txt 973-879-7924
                        edfox@ebnservices.com

                        FREE Freight with a purchase of $150.00 or more!
                        If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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                        • #13
                          Well I pulled the upright transport casters off the machine today and replaced with two 82mm size inline wheels per caster, wheel bearings fit the caster wheels bolt perfect. Just used some washers to center wheels, 1 on each side and 3 between the 2 wheels. So far everything is good machine rolls much smoother but only time will tell how well they hold up.

                          The set of 8 inline wheels I used retails for less than $30.00 without bearings, bearings cost $21.00 and up, but since we have a skating rink I used some of the rental skate bearings. $50.00 to replace wheels and bearings for all 4 casters.
                          For Sale, Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sbrooks View Post
                            Well I pulled the upright transport casters off the machine today and replaced with two 82mm size inline wheels per caster, wheel bearings fit the caster wheels bolt perfect. Just used some washers to center wheels, 1 on each side and 3 between the 2 wheels. So far everything is good machine rolls much smoother but only time will tell how well they hold up.

                            The set of 8 inline wheels I used retails for less than $30.00 without bearings, bearings cost $21.00 and up, but since we have a skating rink I used some of the rental skate bearings. $50.00 to replace wheels and bearings for all 4 casters.


                            I guess this adresses a question I posed in another post:

                            http://www.bowltech.com/forums/showt...l=1#post467643


                            Originally posted by Mechanick View Post
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                            Have any of you replaced the transport wheels with 80mm in line skate replacement wheels? I found a pack of 8 for $50 at a local sports store.
                            I found them here and they actually cost $40 with bearings.
                            http://www.sportchek.ca/product/inde...uctId=11394002
                            I wanted to give them a try, but I am actually not really in need of them at the moment, so I will just keep tuned in on sbrooks' experience with them.
                            Nick

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                            • #15
                              Well the inline wheels have been on machine for a couple weeks now and no problems yet. Machine rolls much better with these than the transport casters that were on machine, the caster had gotten beat up over the last few years.
                              For Sale, Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

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