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    Senior Member OldRoadman's Avatar
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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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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Before I went with the $20 option, I would consider a Shimano cartridge BB. You can get one for around that price or less.
    +1

    $20 will buy you a un-5x series shimano bottom bracket.
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