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Old 07-26-02, 03:05 PM   #1
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Splined BB?

I have been having problems with my BB lately. About a month ago the crank arm came loose and the square hole got rounded. I think hte the BB also got stripped in the process. I hope you all have an idea of what i'm talking about. My bike is still under warranty, but when i got the crank arm replaced, they mechanic either overlooked the BB or just ignored it. That scares me to say the least, but what i'm getting at is, when i get everything sorted out, should I get them to upgrade my BB to a splined BB, or will the tradiational kind that i have now be fine if it is put together properly? Or will the slined BB be overkill?
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Old 07-26-02, 03:18 PM   #2
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if you upgrade to splined (which is better cuz its a more rigid connection) then you will have to change urr cranks as well. its up to you to spend the extra money but I highly recommend it
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I second that, go splined if you have the dough.
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When I went to splined the difference was amazing - better power transfer, and a much more solid conection to the bike = can you say stiff.
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alright so we all agree. lol. im still with a square taper but im waiting to break it.. i gots all my money in my road bike right now.. grr this is such an expensive hobby.
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