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    can you reccommend a bottom bracket for a steamroller?

    i wanna get a new bottom bracket for my surly steamroller. any recommendations?

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    Phil Wood

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    Shimano un-54

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Shimano un-54
    This BB has a plastic adjustable cup, and I do not recommend it. For about the same price, get this Tange BB >>> http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=3281

    Also, this will work fine as well >>> http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=9452

    Note: This assumes you have the stock Andel cranks, which take a 110mm - 111mm JIS square taper BB spindle.
    Last edited by TejanoTrackie; 10-01-10 at 10:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    This BB has a plastic adjustable cup, and I do not recommend it. For about the same price, get this Tange BB >>> http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=3281

    Also, this will work fine as well >>> http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=9452

    Note: This assumes you have the stock Andel cranks, which take a 110mm - 111mm JIS square taper BB spindle.
    thanks for the info. i currently have all stock stuff that came with the bike, i want to start upgrading the ride.

    buzzy - thanks for the tip on the phil wood, they look pretty nice, i'll check them out.

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    id suggest a campagnolo super record 11 ultra torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
    i currently have all stock stuff that came with the bike, i want to start upgrading the ride.
    Then why are you starting with a bottom bracket? Is it broken or worn out? If not, either you'll get a $25 BB that won't make any difference at all or you'll get a Phil Wood which might last a long time but won't change anything about your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruggle View Post
    Then why are you starting with a bottom bracket? Is it broken or worn out? If not, either you'll get a $25 BB that won't make any difference at all or you'll get a Phil Wood which might last a long time but won't change anything about your ride.
    i sort of need a new bottom bracket, i figured since i'm replacing that, i will slowly replace other things like wheels. it's a fixed gear, there isn't too much to actually upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    This BB has a plastic adjustable cup, and I do not recommend it.
    Damn you Shimano and your newfangled plastic. Back in my day bottom brackets were made from iron and wood and we liked it.
    Last edited by mihlbach; 10-02-10 at 12:09 PM.

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    There is nothing wrong with the Shimano plastic BB cups. The BBs last a long time, are sealed, and are cheap.

    Sure, you could spend the extra money on Phil Wood if it makes you feel better. And it might last longer. But it isn't necessary.

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    Other specs to consider ? And this is for the current year and model that Surly has as it's out of the box configuration.

    http://www.surlybikes.com/bikes/steamroller_complete/

    T.H.C., 68 x 103mm
    68mm wide, threaded English 1.37" x 24t
    and whatever bb is compatible with the type of crank arms as was indicated earlier:

    Andel, Forged arms. 44t, 3/32" aluminum chainring. Black
    http://www.andel.com.tw/products/pro...cid=8&up_cid=7

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