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    Grinding metal corn

    My bottom bracket took a sht... again.

    I've had it rebuilt twice now. Booo...

    So I think it's time for a new one. Yaay...

    I commute about 80 miles a week and occasionally do a couple of laps around the park.

    So something I can really beat the crap out of. Something that will last a couple of seasons.

    I hear square is better than Octalink for a fixed. But I guess it depends on my crank set for what I need...

    Anyway, thanks for the advice.
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    phil wood. for sure.

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    what do you have now?
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    ditto on the phil wood. i ride about 200 miles a week on a 10+ year old one I got second hand and it still feels great. they're expensive, yes, but worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    ditto on the phil wood. i ride about 200 miles a week on a 10+ year old one I got second hand and it still feels great. they're expensive, yes, but worth it.
    thanks for helping to make me feel better about the purchase i just made!

    I know they are well regarded, but I thought I was gonna get out way cheaper. At least I'll be able to take the phil with me from bike to bike.
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    I know a lot of folks here love their old skool loose bearing hardware, but the Shimano UN5x/7x series is cheap enough to be replaceable when they go bad. Square taper and internally threaded for crank bolts rather than crank nuts.

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    100 bones for a Phil ... yikes.

    Well, you get what you pay for...

    Thanks guys.
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    Shimano UN52/53/72/73/whatever square taper bb they make now. Around $30.

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    the op is asking for a bb that will last more than a season or two. those cheap shimano ones dont, i killed one in a single winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    the op is asking for a bb that will last more than a season or two. those cheap shimano ones dont, i killed one in a single winter.
    Huh, I've got a UN72 that's been flawless for a few winters now..

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    blah onetwentyeight's Avatar
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    guess i got unlucky, but one winter of daily commuting through a lot of rain did it in.

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    71 Peugeot. fixed.
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    In San Fran? I wouldn't have figured weather was that hard on bikes in places that don't have "winter" in the way that northern states do. No salt on the roads, etc.

    Guess I was wrong.
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    water and dirt, woohoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    water and dirt, woohoo!
    and don't forget the human waste and used needles. woohoo!
    The extra digit is crucial to my success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    water and dirt, woohoo!

    Fair enough
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    The shimano ones aren't bad. I bet the phil's are great, but if you're not looking to get into 3 digit territory, I'd reccomend the shimanos.

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    i have used both shimano and phil extensively. would go with the shimano for the lower cost and ease of finding tools to pull it. A bb you don't have to think about for two years is a bb that's gonna suck to remove.

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