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    Will this fit an English BB?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/250894445639...84.m1429.l2648
    The seller just answered "Dunno" when I asked him!

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    The SGX refers to the type of chain ring. It appears to be Ultegra SL with hollowtech. If you know what bike he took it off of that might help.

    I think that hollowtech is english. The FC-6700 G Ultegra is a 68/70 thread which is probably English. There really aren't that many Italian threads on the MASS market.

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    Item was off a Madone 5.2!

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    The 6.2 uses BB90 and so does the 5.2 apparently.

    Bike Radar:
    What’s new in this version of the Madone? Well, for a start there’s the Madone’s 90mm wide bottom bracket. Its bearings are built directly into the carbon housing, dispensing with the need for the usual screwed-in bearing shells. The advantage of this is a significant increase in seat-tube rigidity in the bottom bracket area – by around 48 per cent according to the manufacturer – as well as full compatibility with the bottom brackets of all of the renowned component manufacturers.

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    If I understand this right then it will not fit in an EN BB68, right? Unless you have enough of a triple to fill the extra 22mm!

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    It appears to be a triple crank from the last Ultegra generation (FC-6603). These use an integrated BB spindle with external BB cups. You can see the BB assembly in the lower right of the photo. All Shimano road cranks of this design are compatible with 68mm (English) or 70mm (Italian) frames; Shimano makes cups available in both types of threading. These same Shimano cranks can be installed on oversized BB90 frames by using an adapter, but this has no effect on the crank being transferred to a standard English threaded frame; you just get the correct BB cups. Shimano doesn't make BB90-only cranks.

    If you'd like some help in your search for a replacement crankset, you could solicit some good advice here if you provide details of your bike, budget and preferred gearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdork View Post
    If you'd like some help in your search for a replacement crankset, you could solicit some good advice here if you provide details of your bike, budget and preferred gearing.
    Many thanks, and yes, I would very much appreciate advice on the subject!
    I have a new carbon frame with a standard EN BB68mm (I even measured it!).
    Since I am 72, and not in the best of health, I am not likely to wear out components too quickly.
    I would like to find parts on Ebay (or any place) that will make the build not too pricey.
    If I can find one good buy like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250894445639...84.m1429.l2648
    then I would try to build the rest of the stuff around it. If this item doesn't get out of hand I would have crank set, bottom bracket and brifters in one buy.
    Sometimes I see good Campy items on Ebay, but most of the time the bidding gets too high on them.
    Basically, my aim is to get decent stuff, although it doesn't have to be top of the line. 105 or Ultegra from Shimano, Rival from SRAM, Veloce or Chorus from Campy would do fine. I think it is not worth my money to pay for the tiny weight difference between those grades and the Dura Ace, SRAM RED, and Super Record pieces.
    I think if I look after my bike and keep it in good tune, it will serve my modest needs just as fine as a top-of-the-line gruppo.
    I got my frame for less than $1,000, do you have a rough idea what one can expect to spend for a build like that?
    Time is not of essence, I am patient to wait for the right item and auction.

    edit: just noticed that I forgot to answer your question for preferred gearing!
    I don't need high gears as much as I need help for climbing. As a matter of fact most of the time it is too dangerous on my rides to be in the big chain wheel. 46/48 is plenty high.
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    I paid less than $500 for a lightly used Ultegra 6600 10 speed triple group last winter. Included crank, BB, brakes, cassette, chain, brifters, FD & RD.

    That's a pretty crappy picture and description to assess the condition of the parts on the linked auction. Heck he doesn't even tell you what the crank arm length is or how many speed the brifters are. Personally I think the seller has no idea what he is selling so the buyer better.

    This is a way better ad
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item1e671587aa
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    The seatpost in the Univega is backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
    I paid less than $500 for a lightly used Ultegra 6600 10 speed triple group last winter. Included crank, BB, brakes, cassette, chain, brifters, FD & RD.

    That's a pretty crappy picture and description to assess the condition of the parts on the linked auction. Heck he doesn't even tell you what the crank arm length is or how many speed the brifters are. Personally I think the seller has no idea what he is selling so the buyer better.

    This is a way better ad
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Ulte...item1e671587aa
    Hell, yes! I think that stuff is well worth the current bid, but will probably go much higher. The pic shows a double crank though, and the text says it's a triple!

    edit: I just noticed his correction and saw the other pics on Flickr. I placed that auction on my watch list!
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    Eureka! I won that auction!
    I was willing to go as high as 550, but got it for 345 plus shipping.
    That was a good buy I think, and gives me the drive train and shifters for my build.
    The next thing I need is a set of decent wheels. I suppose my Shimano cassettes won't fit on these Campy type wheels? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...B:FSEL:US:1123

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