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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-24-09, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hollowtech BB for a Clyde Commuter?

My Tiagra Hollowtech BB is giving up the ghost after some 600 kms of heavy, all weather commuting.

I have to replace it, but I'd prefer to replace it with something that will hold up under my weight, and regular use in wet/muddy/girtty conditions. Any recommendations? Are DA / XT / XTR cups better? What about other manufacturers?

Your recommendations are greatly appreciated,

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Old 07-24-09, 04:25 PM   #2
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Check these guys out. No way would I get stuck replacing an entire BB over bad bearings. I still use old cup and cone BB's for that very reason. There is a penalty to be paid in weight, but none of my bikes are feather weights anyways.

Every cartridge BB I have ever had was a disappointment, and I will never go back.

Looks like the Shimano can be rebuilt with a little modification, and in the long run, could save mucho $.
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