>Ok here's a dumb question. I understand that some wheels take micro
>bearings (like the ones on my rb lightning 05) and others take normal
>bearings. So i can't use micro bearing wheels with normal bearings
>BUT, does this have anything to do with my skate frame ? I mean can i
>just put whatever wheels + bearings on any frame. E.g can i get some
>normal wheels + normal bearings and put them on my rb lightning frame
>which currently has micro bearings and micro bearing wheels.
When you switch to regular 608 bearings, which most of the people I
know have done, it is very simple. You get a set of 608 spacers ( K2
used to send them for free , if your bought a pair of their
microbearing skates. The spacer is the one that goes between the
bearings inside the wheel and keeps the bearings properly spaced when
you tighten the axle bolt for each wheel. The 608 and Microbearings
have a different size spacer that will not work on the 608. Other
than that, everything else is the same. Axles, frame etc...
Any good skate shop should have the spacers.