Bicycle Mechanics - BB overhaul came out with different cover on non-drive side?
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So I took my older trek 460 in for an overhaul on the bb and it turned out great - performance wise, but the outer piece/bb cover? is different. Instead of the chrome cover, I now have a plastic ring, not a cover, an open end look. Not that Im to upset, but I have a vintage univega decked out in all dura ace and I dont want to face something different than the original hardware? Does this seem odd? The bike is honest, but they might not care about saving this or that. Just thought I would check before taking it in.
If the 460 had a cup and ball Bb they may have just replaced it with a cartridge type.Plastic lockring on a cartridge BB.Nothing new there.Cartridge BB don't get overhauled.The cup and ball type in the univega can be.You want to preserve it make sure they know that.
09-21-05, 10:35 AM
Sounds to me like they gave you a cartridge rather than overehauling your old BB... Is this correct? Do you know the difference by looking?
Thanks, that makes sense in regards to the cartridge. Ill ask the shop.
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