Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: Old Diamondback city bike, Lightning Phantom
upgrade ashtabula to better bottom bracket?
I found a near-mint old 6-speed steel Ross cruiser at a thrift shop for 20 bucks. It's not exactly what you'd call a "good" bike but I really like it for some reason; maybe good condition for a '70s bike, and because it seems really sturdy. I don't even mind that it weighs a ton because I'm pretty heavy myself. Anyway, when I took it apart I discovered it has one of these weird one-piece cranks, which I now know is an ashtabula. Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade it to a modern bottom bracket? Is it worth it? Thanks in advance.