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Help choosing EBB for SS conversion

Old 11-02-11, 11:16 PM
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Help choosing EBB for SS conversion

I'm helping a friend ditch his tensioner (old derailer). I'm new to bottom bracket work, never replaced or maintained one so bear with me.

He wants to have nice clean driveline and I've read a little bit about using an EBB to solve the chain tensioning problem, however I'm not sure what the best choice here is. I've had no luck finding a tutorial or anything of that sort

the bike 2007 Giant Yukon
the crank Sugino single speed
the bottom bracket middus (see photo)

would the Yess EBB work, or the Bushnell (a bit costlier though) or what other options? the Beer components is only for BB30 correct?

link to bike info https://www2.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...llections_id=2
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Your frame seems to use the standard 68mm, English-threaded BB.

I may be wrong, but I don't think an eccentric bottom bracket exists for such a frame. Most EBBs are for frames with oversized BB shells (like BB30), or specially designed in-frame BB shells.

If you really want a clean chainline for SS, you can try a more slim tensioner, like this one:
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You have a standard BB shell not a BB30 so the BEER Comp one won't work unless you get a frame with a BB30 BB Shell. There is not currently a good option for an eccentric BB for your frame. You are better off getting a White Ind Eccentric hub, they are outstanding hubs.

BTW, the BEER Comp EBB30 is rad. If I didn't have an eccentric BB in my Sycip cross bike I would have the EBB30 on my Cannondale cross bike. These are built by a teammate of mine. He has put a ton of work and testing into these and it shows. https://beercomponents.com/
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