Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bottom bracket replacement - what kind for a Schwinn S30?

    I have a Schwinn S30 (bought 1999) and it needs a new bottom bracket. It feels a bit rough as its turned and has much more resistance than it should. Unfortunately I'm not sure which bottom bracket it needs and I also need to buy the tools for the job. How can I find out which one it needs before buying the tools? I've tried the Schwinn website but unless i'm looking in the wrong place I don't see any info about components. I can see the bolts although I haven't removed them. I'm assuming its square tapered but you know where assumptions lead.

    The bolts can be taken out with a regular socket wrench, correct?

    Thanks, I've read up on the topic but I need to get some grease on my hands to really understand it.

  2. #2
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    14 or 15mm socket, a crank puller, and a digital camera.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

  3. #3
    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Francisco California
    My Bikes
    Waterford 953 RS-22
    Posts
    8,817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The 1999 Schwinn S-30 Carbon uses a Shimano BB-LP27 73 x 110mm sealed cartridge, Schwinn Replacement Part # 56881.

    From the 1999 Schwinn Bicycle Replacement Parts Chart 1999 Schwinn Bicycle Company:

    - Stan

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
    Posts
    25,811
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, that is the most definitive answer to any question ever!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    NICE! thanks!

    Now, which one should i buy? They seem to range from $10-$30 from the typical mail order places.

  6. #6
    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Francisco California
    My Bikes
    Waterford 953 RS-22
    Posts
    8,817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mattkime View Post
    NICE! thanks!

    Now, which one should i buy? They seem to range from $10-$30 from the typical mail order places.
    Salem Cycle has them (BB-LP27 73X110MM) for $17.99.
    - Stan

  7. #7
    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dallas
    My Bikes
    03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I take that doc isn't available online?
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

    - Will Rogers

  8. #8
    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Francisco California
    My Bikes
    Waterford 953 RS-22
    Posts
    8,817
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    I take that doc isn't available online?
    No, it's not as far as I know. I collect old Schwinn catalogs including parts and accessory catalogs, and was lucky enough to have the '99 P & A catalog with the BB info the OP was looking for.
    - Stan

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •