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my cranks are good enough for a merkx at interbike

Old 09-11-11, 03:48 PM
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my cranks are good enough for a merkx at interbike

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What's going on with that BB?
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With the white it almost looks art-deco rather than the gothic that those things usually have going.
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Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
What's going on with that BB?
Weird. It almost looks like the drive side cup is inside of the BB shell... and the spindle looks off center too.

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A lot of weird **** goes on at Interbike, Charlie. That doesn't necessarily make it "good".
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
A lot of weird **** goes on at Interbike, Charlie. That doesn't necessarily make it "good".
Try this out for size:


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Kilo TT > "modern" merckx tarck biek

Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
What's going on with that BB?
Looks like a BB30 adapter.
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Try this out for size:


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Sorry. It's a YST Eccentric BB

https://www.yst-corp.com.tw/products_...o=200907290056



Look at the rear dropout to see why. It's very stupid IMHO.



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That bike sucks.
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I vote scorched earth on Merck x phixies.
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Looks like you CAN polish a turd!
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Sorry. It's a YST Eccentric BB

https://www.yst-corp.com.tw/products_...o=200907290056



Look at the rear dropout to see why. It's very stupid IMHO.
silly merckx aside, i would rather have an eccentric bottom bracket than track ends on a bike set up with a rear brake. i am a perfectionist when it comes to setting pad height and toe in. i want to set them and leave them.

i think the best answer is semi horizontal dropouts. this allows you to make wheel changes without touching your brakes.

if i were building a bike with a rear disc than an eccentric bb would be a very viable option.
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This is the best argument for not having rear brakes that I have yet read.
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
This is the best argument for not having rear brakes that I have yet read.
and this is why i said silly merckx aside. there are applications for bikes that REQUIRE a rear brake.
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Of course.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
silly merckx aside, i would rather have an eccentric bottom bracket than track ends on a bike set up with a rear brake. i am a perfectionist when it comes to setting pad height and toe in. i want to set them and leave them.

i think the best answer is semi horizontal dropouts. this allows you to make wheel changes without touching your brakes.

if i were building a bike with a rear disc than an eccentric bb would be a very viable option.
Good point.
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At the risk of sounding like a noob, wtf is an eccentric bb?
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EBBs also allow you to change your crank position which tweaks geometry and fit. it's a pretty good system if it works well.

trouble is taking hits on downhill bikes with an EBB. that is the one part of the bike that should be strongest and well... adding moving parts that you have to set in can get problematic.

JT - basically an EBB is a bottom bracket shell that operates like a cam, so the spindle of the BB can be moved in a small circle inside the BB shell. it allows you to move your crank in relation to everything else on the frame, including the rear axle.

for discs, sliding dropouts. definitely where its at.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Good point.
having a single speed cyclocross bike i speak from experience. i ended up finding a late 90s bianchi frame that still used semi horizontal droputs. i can adjust my chain tension and sprocket sizes without thinking about my brakes.

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for discs, sliding dropouts. definitely where its at.
good call
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
A lot of weird **** goes on at Interbike, Charlie. That doesn't necessarily make it "good".
This!
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That bike is amazing. :|
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