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Old 06-27-12, 08:56 PM   #1
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BB30 Conversion Bottom Bracket/ Cranks for Cyclocross

Just picked up a frame with a BB30 BB shell. Can anyone recommend a BB30 conversion Bottom Bracket for Cyclocross? Also what are some decent but affordable Shimano or similar cranks for cross

I was thinking one of these:
http://raceface.com/components/botto...ottom-bracket/

Or should I just jump right in and start with B30 cranks?
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Well - I think that I will just convert it to threaded, since I have 2 sets of old-school Sminano 105 Hollowtech 1 cranks:


http://www.jensonusa.com/FSA-Press-In-Adaptor-For-BB30
http://www.amazon.com/Truvativ-BB30-.../dp/B002K9EOVU


Has anyone used these adapters (without loctite); then converted back to bb30 later?
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Just get a set of BB30 adapters and use what you've got. I have a BB30 frame and an old SRAM crank for a GXP BB. I bought a Wheels Manufacturing brand BB30-to-GXP adapter, and it works great.
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The BB30 shell limits the number of cranks that can be used. To use a Shimano crank, I used this adapter, see http://fairwheelbikes.com/kcnc-bb30-...et-p-2926.html ;



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Just get a set of BB30 adapters and use what you've got. I have a BB30 frame and an old SRAM crank for a GXP BB. I bought a Wheels Manufacturing brand BB30-to-GXP adapter, and it works great.
Yep, I got the same Wheels Manu adapter but for Hollowtech II for my kids bike so he could use 160mm cranks. Works great.
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From what I've heard the converters work fine.

I have 2 BB30 cranksets sitting in my parts bin. One Cannondale and one FSA. PM me if you are interested.
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