Learning as I go along when it comes to maintenance. My beater wheel hubs need overhauling and the crappy weldtite bearings I put in the GF's BB feel rough when spinning the axle by hand. Been doing some research and now realise I need a much better grade of bearing than the weldtite grade 1000. Good thing I haven't finished building the bike so it hasn't been ridden like that!
Long story short internet consensus is simplybearings is the place to go. I can't find much info though on which material I should go for, 52100 hardened chrome steel or 440 hardened stainless steel. The stainless steel is marginally softer, which would mean it would wear sooner, but potentially wear on cups/cones would be less. But I may have that all wrong. Then the second question is the grade. They only do grade 100 or 10. Is it worth biting the bullet and going for g10? Or do I look for other sellers who do g25? (Can only find US sellers for that)
Thanks in advance for all advice!