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Old 02-23-10, 05:23 PM   #1
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New Cups for BB? Harris or Cheapies from Pyramid.

I'm re-building a cup n cone BB from an 84 Trek 520. The Sakae axle is in very nice shape as are the bearings. The cups are a little iffy and I can source them from Harris Cycles for $20+ or get a full cup and bearing set from Pyramid and Amazon for $3.55+. Is this a simple "You get what you pay for" or is this a good deal? Any comments on Pyramid parts from Niagara Cycle Works!

http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Bottom.../dp/B0010VZFSK

http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2169
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If you go with the Niagara product, just consider buying directly from Niagara, and add some other items to the order to make the shipping worth the trouble. I order from Niagara every month or two. Good deals on consumables. Check their clearance area for really good deals.

Before I went with the $20 option, I would consider a Shimano cartridge BB. You can get one for around that price or less.
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Before I went with the $20 option, I would consider a Shimano cartridge BB. You can get one for around that price or less.
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$20 will buy you a un-5x series shimano bottom bracket.
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