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    bottom bracket?

    Which one for the kid's xc race bike? Already checked with him, and any of these would be fine...

    KCNC Ti/Carbon
    KCNC Scandium Carbon
    ControlTech Ti/Carbon
    ControlTech Scandium Carbon
    Hope Ti
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    I'd go with the FSA Platinum Pro Ti MegaQuad - - but I'm prejudiced toward FSA.

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    Come on, folks, Mom needs to make a decision here!!
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    Knowing how the 'panache factor' is important to The Kid, I'd say Hope.

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    The Crank Brothers ISIS BB have bling to them if that's what he's looking for. (even if you won't ever see them once they're threaded in)



    http://crankbrothers.com/cobalt_tibb.php
    First Class Jerk

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    He's looking at the weight factor and the replaceable thing in the middle - spline? Otherwise, I'd just get a $30 BB, ya know?
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    And, I'm spending MY birthday money on this... my husband thinks I'm obsessed, but the kid thinks I'm just being 'mom'....
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    Why is he worried about replacable parts in a BB? The kid knows Mom's gonna get him new bling long before anything could actually wear out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    Why is he worried about replacable parts in a BB? The kid knows Mom's gonna get him new bling long before anything could actually wear out

    oh, you know me too well!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    And, I'm spending MY birthday money on this... my husband thinks I'm obsessed, but the kid thinks I'm just being 'mom'....
    I wish you were my mom!..... My Mom would have agreed with your husband!

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    So, that being said (that I'm obsessed) what's you pick from the original list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    So, that being said (that I'm obsessed) what's you pick from the original list?
    I like this one! (KCNC Ti/Carbon) It shines like a dime in a goats arss!

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    How about an American Classic ISIS bb? I have been using them for a few years and have had minimal problems out of them. They have replaceable bearings which only take a few minutes to change out.

    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    Which one for the kid's xc race bike? Already checked with him, and any of these would be fine...

    KCNC Ti/Carbon
    KCNC Scandium Carbon
    ControlTech Ti/Carbon
    ControlTech Scandium Carbon
    Hope Ti
    didn't know Hope made a BB...do you have a link? i didn't know control tech was in business...do you have a link?

    who is KCNC?

    geesh, i feel like i don't know anything?

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    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    I went to the control tech site and the hope site but I couldn't find bottom brackets on either site.

    *edit - found the control tech bb.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    I went to the control tech site and the hope site but I couldn't find bottom brackets on either site.
    i couldn't find any on the USA or UK hope site?

    as for control tech, i thought they died a long time ago with my homegrown

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    i couldn't find any on the USA or UK hope site?

    as for control tech, i thought they died a long time ago with my homegrown
    On the control tech site go to products - accessories.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Well, I don't know about hope, but someone suggested the Hope Ti BB - runs about 170 grams for about $80-90

    The KCNC BBs run about $130 (with shipping), and the ControlTech about $140 with shipping.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    I ran across an article on the KCNC/Token, but I believe this is the road bike model. It still shines though!http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/forum/...e8386af6dbdade

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    I'm leaning toward KCNC - bought thier Scandium Pro-Lite seatpost - a Thompson construction model, but way lighter - and I think Kenny Chang might just have something going there. On the other hand, ContolrTech's Ti/Carbon gets really good reviews, but the Hope Ti gets rave reviews.

    See my problem? I want to be a 'good' mom & do the right thing.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    I'm leaning toward KCNC - bought thier Scandium Pro-Lite seatpost - a Thompson construction model, but way lighter - and I think Kenny Chang might just have something going there. On the other hand, ContolrTech's Ti/Carbon gets really good reviews, but the Hope Ti gets rave reviews.

    See my problem? I want to be a 'good' mom & do the right thing.
    who gave hope rave reviews?? i have never seen a hope bb? i am certainly not saying there isn't one...i just want to see it.

    correction:
    that seat post is not way lighter than a thomson...definitely not way lighter than a thomson masterpiece

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    mtbr.com

    and the KCNC sc pro-lite does weigh lass than the Thomson elite, and only cost $69.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    mtbr.com

    and the KCNC sc pro-lite does weigh lass than the Thomson elite, and only cost $69.00
    okay

    did you notice the date on the reviews? i seriously have not seen hope bb. if i had, i would have one right now. so if you know who sells them please post.

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    uh.... no. didn't check that out. Cross hope off the list. (gosh, doesn't that sound terrible?!?)
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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