I posted this question before, on the Touring forum, but wanted to see what people here think.
Setup - Commuting/Touring bike, square BB. Last crank had to be replaced after about 5K km, due to worn out middle chainring. The replacement was another cheapo square taper crank, found at a LBS for ~20$, that now probably has a ruined BB interface on the left crankarm.
Q1 - I'm thinking to go Integrated. Square taper BBs are becoming increasingly difficult to find (I live in Israel, it's impossible to find them here, and it's not very easy online either).
Should i stick with the SQ or move up to the integrated Shimano design? Costs aside, is the integrated design better in any way? Are SQ BBs and cranks really in deficit, or is this temporary(AEBIKES won't sell Shimano SQ BBs at all, for example)?
Q2 - If i do keep the SQ, i'll probably go for the Sugino XD-XXX. Recommended spindle length 113/118. Right now i have a 122.5 spindle. How do i know which spindle length BB to order online? The rear dropout spacing is 135.
Thanks a bunch.