Old 06-04-18, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Gooeynote View Post
My bike is exactly the same one in your pics (black with red trim?) so thanks for confirming the size. I assumed it was a shimano.

I guess the vp brand is pretty rubbish as I've had to service it twice in 6 months?
Many users don't have problems with VP, but it seems to me the past few years, there have been several of us that have had to replace the BB. I know for me, I killed it since I was going through streams and lots of mud. So I can't blame the brand as much as the way I rode.

I changed it over to the Shimano UN55 for about a year before I bent a chainring and decided to try a little stiffer cranks with an Octalink BB and crank.
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