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Old 10-25-08, 04:16 PM   #1
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Who makes the strongest 68x107 JIS sq taper??

I just trashed my cheap -azzed Tange BB on a 1/2 century with lots of climbs on my fixie.

Need a quality 68x107mm. Help pleeze
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Old 10-25-08, 04:35 PM   #2
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Phil Wood makes really nice tapered spindle BB's. bk
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I just trashed my cheap -azzed Tange BB on a 1/2 century with lots of climbs on my fixie.

Need a quality 68x107mm. Help pleeze
Your standard LX/105 quality Shimano square taper un-54 in 68x017 = answer. Close thread.
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Your standard LX/105 quality Shimano square taper un-54 in 68x017 = answer. Close thread.

Tange subcontracts to Shimano.
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OK, I have to wonder, what did you do to your bottom bracket during that ride? I've put thousands of miles in on mine and haven't heard a squeak. Are the bearings shot? or the axle> I'm just trying to imagine this
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Yeah, usually it's the bearings that wear out. Mis-adjusted or un-maintained BBs will wear out their bearings quickly.
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Tange subcontracts to Shimano.
I'm not sure how that impacts my answer. Bb is worn out = replace with something we know to be of quality.

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Mis-adjusted or un-maintained BBs will wear out their bearings quickly.
Assuming they aren't cartridge bottom brackets.
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Like any subcontractor, Tange will make what ever quality the customer specifies and pays for. Shimano bottom brackets, no matter who actually makes them, have an excellent reputation for durability. The bb's Tange provides for the OEM market may (and probably are) not constructed to the same standards.
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Like any subcontractor, Tange will make what ever quality the customer specifies and pays for. Shimano bottom brackets, no matter who actually makes them, have an excellent reputation for durability. The bb's Tange provides for the OEM market may (and probably are) not constructed to the same standards.
Reading between the lines, Tange makes LN39, LN59, and LN79 bottom brackets. I don't know what that equates to in Shimano-land (Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear?), but here's the LN79:
http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...d=TA-LN7968107
Bike Tools Etc. is also selling some Taiwan-sourced BB's similar to the LN59:
http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...TH-7420AL68110
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Like any subcontractor, Tange will make what ever quality the customer specifies and pays for. Shimano bottom brackets, no matter who actually makes them, have an excellent reputation for durability. The bb's Tange provides for the OEM market may (and probably are) not constructed to the same standards.
I wish that more people understood subs this way. We'll make it, how nice (how much do you want to pay?) do you want it?
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I wish that more people understood subs this way. We'll make it, how nice (how much do you want to pay?) do you want it?
yeah huh? Another parallel is Intel CPU chips, the majority of which are my outside the U.S. May have been a big reason they're able to outpace and undercut their competitors at IBM/Motorola.
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yeah huh? Another parallel is Intel CPU chips, the majority of which are my outside the U.S. May have been a big reason they're able to outpace and undercut their competitors at IBM/Motorola.
Or how many "American" cars and trucks are made or assembled in Mexico for the same reason.
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Ooops? Having replaced my bb with a solid Shimano UN54, it turns out that the noisy little pecker was a Sugino BB!
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