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    suntour cranks with shimano bb?

    hey everybody - i just got a new pair of suntour superbe pro track cranks...i'm having a real hard time finding a suntour bb. does anybody know if these would be compatible with a shimano or campy bottom bracket? i'm not sure if the tapers are interchangeable....

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    It'll work with Shimano but not Campy because the tapers are a little different. Make sure that the BB width and the spindle length are the right size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roland
    hey everybody - i just got a new pair of suntour superbe pro track cranks...i'm having a real hard time finding a suntour bb. does anybody know if these would be compatible with a shimano or campy bottom bracket? i'm not sure if the tapers are interchangeable....
    Actually,most track cranks use a ISO(campy) taper, even the ones from asia. If they aren't new, who knows what they might have been used with. If they were originally iso and were used with a jis taper spindle,then you have to stick with jis. Try one arm on a jis spindle.If it's jis, it should go on more than 1/2 way just with hand pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    It'll work with Shimano but not Campy because the tapers are a little different. Make sure that the BB width and the spindle length are the right size.
    Superbe Pro tended to be ISO taper, despite coming from the orient.

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    Most of the SunTour units I have dealt with are not compatible with the other S company's tapers. The newer generation stuff will work fine.
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    Oops. I read over that post so quickly that I completely overlooked the track crank reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roland
    hey everybody - i just got a new pair of suntour superbe pro track cranks...i'm having a real hard time finding a suntour bb. does anybody know if these would be compatible with a shimano or campy bottom bracket? i'm not sure if the tapers are interchangeable....
    Hey Roland
    Just saw this. No worries on the Suntour getting married to a Shimano BB. I have a set of Superbe Pro Track Cranks marking time with a Shimano BB in my De Bernardi. Match made in heaven.
    I just pulled a Suntour BB off a frame (it has Italian cups and one of the bearing cages is damaged though). Contact me via Private Message (or check my blog below for my email address) if you would like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    Hey Roland
    Just saw this. No worries on the Suntour getting married to a Shimano BB. I have a set of Superbe Pro Track Cranks marking time with a Shimano BB in my De Bernardi. Match made in heaven.
    I just pulled a Suntour BB off a frame (it has Italian cups and one of the bearing cages is damaged though). Contact me via Private Message (or check my blog below for my email address) if you would like it.
    Yeah, you can physcially stick em together.does not mean the tapers match. AFWIW, both outfits made track cranks that used ISO taper, rather than JIS.Suntour even made road cranks with ISO taper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Yeah, you can physcially stick em together.does not mean the tapers match.
    I have had no problems - looseness, rounding, etc - they fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    I have had no problems - looseness, rounding, etc - they fit.
    Ignorance is bliss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydney
    Ignorance is bliss.
    Totally unwarranted. Was this only said because someone isn't following your plan on matching BBs to Cranks? Is this a personal goal of yours in life - to ensure the proper mating of crank arms to bottokm brackets?
    If you have documentation of this pairing NOT working, I am happy to learn from it. Otherwise, I am not sure what your point is. Two years - no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    Totally unwarranted. Was this only said because someone isn't following your plan on matching BBs to Cranks? Is this a personal goal of yours in life - to ensure the proper mating of crank arms to bottokm brackets?
    If you have documentation of this pairing NOT working, I am happy to learn from it. Otherwise, I am not sure what your point is. Two years - no problems.
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