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    Has anyone tried this BB for their one-piece?

    I was about to pull the trigger on one of these for my commuter; does anyone have any experience?

    Tange Sealed OPC BB
    http://www.natsukashi.jpn.com/en/sit...s/819_1716.png
    This is the same unit as the old Tioga-branded one, which are very scarce now. Even the Tange-labeled ones are getting harder to find.

    Gusset makes a version, too:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/image...dium/48105.jpg

    I was going to install one on my Worksman BMX/Trails bike (which now has sealed bearings all around), but I ended up going 3pc instead. I figure it'd be a cool upgrade for my commuter, even if the CB hub and the headset are still loose-ball. (I'm running fenders, so the headset stays lubed and clean for a good long time. The Velosteel, on the other hand, is a bit of a repack-diva.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    I was about to pull the trigger on one of these for my commuter; does anyone have any experience?

    Tange Sealed OPC BB
    http://www.natsukashi.jpn.com/en/sit...s/819_1716.png
    This is the same unit as the old Tioga-branded one, which are very scarce now. Even the Tange-labeled ones are getting harder to find.

    Gusset makes a version, too:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/image...dium/48105.jpg

    I was going to install one on my Worksman BMX/Trails bike (which now has sealed bearings all around), but I ended up going 3pc instead. I figure it'd be a cool upgrade for my commuter, even if the CB hub and the headset are still loose-ball. (I'm running fenders, so the headset stays lubed and clean for a good long time. The Velosteel, on the other hand, is a bit of a repack-diva.)

    -rob
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    I agree, and will likely get one next time i order stuff. I've been using Wald 1990s, which I love b/c they're so primitive, but like most OPC BBs, they let all the gunk in... Not so bad now, but come winter in NJ, they need constant repacks.

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    Looks good, think I'll try one

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