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Old 04-06-22, 04:48 PM
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BB's are the art of chaos.

Road bike 1: Liv Avail SL.
Specs say Shimano PressFit. Don't say which one. Has a Hollowtech II crankset.
I want to put an FSA Vero Pro Adventure BB386 EVO in there.
What BB? Can I swap it over from the bike below, including the BB?

Road bike 2: Felt VR40.
Specs say FSA PF30 with 19mm reducer. Has an FSA 19mm crankset Vero Pro BB386EVO.
I want to put an SRAM DUB in there, which apparently has a 28.99mm spindle.
So I looked at SRAM, they have several BB's for the DUB, but which one?

Just when they all played almost nice with 11-speed cassette spacing, here comes this stuff....
If there was ever a reason to drink beer and ride only old bikes....
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I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets today. They have a bunch of different versions because of course they do, but this one looks like it covers all the BB386 nonsense.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop....php?id=110405
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Originally Posted by bamboobike4 View Post
If there was ever a reason to drink beer and ride only old bikes....
I'm all for drinking beer and riding old bikes, but let's not kid ourselves about bottom brackets being more standardized or easier to work on "back then"...
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets today. They have a bunch of different versions because of course they do, but this one looks like it covers all the BB386 nonsense.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shop....php?id=110405
Looks pretty good. Won't work with the SRAM DUB 46/33 I'm installing in the Felt VR40, but SRAM has one, I'm sure.
If I can't use it to move the FSA 19mm to the Liv Avail SL, I'll hang onto it.

Thanks for being the only one to give an answer.
I've been searching for solutions 'til my eyes dim.

Of course, like many earlier times, it may just come down to trial and error, one bike and one crankset at a time.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I'm all for drinking beer and riding old bikes, but let's not kid ourselves about bottom brackets being more standardized or easier to work on "back then"...
Agreed, (dammit)
I guess I've just gotten used to English vs. Italian, and then spindle length and tapers and Octalink and ISIS and yep, yer' durn right.

In fact, I just bought a beautiful, expensive OmniRacer 115mm square taper BB, Italian, for a Racing T 9-sp build.
Well, just because it's triple, doesn't mean the Racing T takes a 115 BB. I pulled a Record double out of another Italian, and sho'nuff, it's perfect.
So much assymetry in the world, and I have to encounter symmetry by accident.

(Actually, it being a nearly NOS carbon Record, I think it's probably as good if not better than that Ti OmniRacer)

Not one to waste a $100 BB, I'll pull the Centaur cartridge 115mm from another Italian triple (Centaur) and swap in the Omni.
I think the Omni will save me serious low-lying grammage. Not that I'd be able to tell, I'm sure, by I'd know.
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