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Old 07-20-09, 02:54 PM   #1
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Hello from Stevenage, UK

Hi All,

Well, introductions - Can't say I'm a terribly serious cyclist, but we go away (usually to Normandy or Brittany in France) for a week each year with a bunch of like-minded middle-aged drinking reprobates from Cornwall, where we used to live. I also used to plough about 6 miles a day to and from the local railway station, the the bikes off the road since we returned from Normandy a few weeks ago.

Too many years ago (19?), I bought a Carrera Krakatoa mountain bike which has been my "old faithful" ever since. At the time it was a reasonable spec, but for me, best of all is the frame. It's steel so for a slightly larger person such as myself, you can pile the cargo - and me - on it and it's still comfortable and rolls well.

Sadly the old girl is in dire need of a few bits. If you know where I can get a 73x127.5mm Shimano BB I'd be grateful Then it's just a new set of pedals (clicking like crazed photographer), new cassette and chain and she's good for another decade.

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Old 07-20-09, 05:23 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Bike Forums! Can't vouch for them, but Security Bicycle Accessories has that listed as part number 06543:
SHIMANO BB-UN73 73X127.5
You'd need to contact them regarding their prices. Also have to recommend you browse the Classic & Vintages pages for more info on keeping that ride well restored and in good condition.

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Old 07-21-09, 05:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Drew55 - I'll check that out.

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