We have designed this bearing solution
because we have had so many requests from people who
were at a loss to find replacement bearings for their chairs.
most common bearing used in other brands of gliders is a
7/8" bearing as shown on the bottom right.
These are available at any skateboard
shop. All you have to do is insert a bolt through the
center of the "doughnut" and install a nut. Make sure
the bolt is the same length as your old bearing and the
neck of the bolt is as close as possible to the hole
size of the bearing. All of the bearing holes in the
wood that we have seen, have room for the bolt head. If
not you will have to drill a hole the size of the bolt
head, being careful not to drill all the way through the wood.
Helpful hint: You can also use this
method for building a glider from scratch, or other
projects requiring a bearing joint.