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    Peddlin' Around Detroit Motorad's Avatar
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    Recommendations for BB ... for DA 7803 crankset?

    Would it be wise to only use Shimano's SM-FC7800 bottom bracket ... for the Shimano FC-7803 triple crankset (Hollowtech II)?

    So far, the only other BB I've seen that is compatible with DA's Hollowtech II cranksets is the "Rotor SABB BSA Ceramic Bottom Bracket":
    < http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...BSHMINT/CR0151 >.

    I vaguely remember discussion about ceramic BB's, but I don't know if they have established a good track record yet. At any rate, is the Rotor ceramic BB something to consider for Shimano Hollowtech II cranksets?

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    Just buy the recommended Shimano BB and be done with it - about $40.
    Becareful buying/selling bike parts on-line. I learned the hard way. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Just buy the recommended Shimano BB and be done with it - about $40.
    What he said. Of course, you won't have the cool red cups, but if that's worth $140 is up to you. The Shimano bearings will last, and are smooth. Spend your money where it makes a difference.

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    Ceramic bb - what a waste of money. Exception for racing or if you are rich or really don't care.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    You are right, operator. I searched the BF on ceramic BBs. The small benefit of ceramic BBs, is way too expensive to even consider. We might see a day where improvements in ceramics are made at a reduced cost to the consumer ... but not today.

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