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    word x chea x chea x word
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    Bottom Bracket???

    How is the Shimano BB-UN53... if anyone knows let me know. I'm just trying to see if its good or not, because my current B-B is making clunking noises, so yeah. Appreciate it.
    ME LOVE TEH DC STREET PIRATES... YARRRRR!!!!

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    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
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    solid, affordable.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    I broke two within a year (got really crunchy). However, it seems like I had two flawed ones since everyone else seems to like them very much.
    Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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    mine is fine. and its cheap.

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    Haven't had a problem with mine in 9 or 10 months since I put it on. The upside is, if it does go to hell, it's not that expensive a loss.

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    i like mine til i cross threaded it after a paint job last week when i thought it was just tight because the paint. now thats its in correctly it moves up and down a little. I am told i have about 2 weeks before i am ****ed. I am also told that i have to get a new BB and that my case should be fine.
    Its an 80's puegeot (at least i hope its 80s and not french). Does any one wanna sell me a English BB or a italian BB (i can strip the threads and put new italian ones in there i am told) or possibly one of those jap ones that doesnt require threads????

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    have one on my daily beater, works just fine.

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    I'm also running one of these. The price is right and it seem to be working just fine for me after a few hundred miles so far. This is your barebones sealed cartridge bearing BB. If it craps out on you, you can replace it for less than a lot of people spend at the bar on any given drinking night.
    from Minneapolis, with bike love

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    word x chea x chea x word
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    Awesome... thanks everybody... i went and bought one today, after i saw all the posts, and you all seem to be correct. Its a lot smoother than my previous bb... quieter too. And i sure do like the cost. Thanks for the help everyone.
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    just be careful when installing.
    tighten the metal cup 100% and the plasic non-drive side 80%.
    also, DON'T slip up when tightening the plasic cup cause you can crack it.

    Lastly, apply a liberal amount of grease.

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    Try tange... r better and almost the same price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970
    Try tange... r better and almost the same price...
    tange makes the shimano BBs.

    /just so ya know.
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    i run the un-73 with my 75's. really nice so far.

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