Not once in my 15 years of skating have I cleaned my bearings. I just buy new ones. I've tried many different brands and they are all pretty much the same. ILQ-9's seem to be the best of the bunch. I just ordered a couple sets of ILQ-9 PRO's and they are not made for the type of skating we do... They seem to be a bit fragile and noisy because their isn't a shield on one side. Shouldn't have got them. Any recommendations for bearings that are fast, take a beating and don't really need to be serviced?
If you add up all the money i've spent on bearings i'm sure it's disgusting.
For anyone who DOES clean their bearings... What's the cheapest and laziest way I can do it? I would love a method that doesn't require popping off the shields and such.
Anyone buy those bulk bearings off of E-bay?