Bottom bracket tech tips

Having recently helped a friend diagnose and replace a problematic bottom bracket and crankset on his Litespeed Ocoee, I was once again befuddled by the vast array of styles and sizes of bottom brackets.

We replaced a mushroomed drive-side crank riding on a square taper Shimano LX with a used but clean spline-axle Shimano LX Hollowtech. It was a painless swap, but digging through the parts bins in search of possible donor BB’s, we just had to shake our heads and take another swig of Samuel Smith Taddy Porter for courage.

Bike Rumor continues its excellent and exhaustive tech series with a primer on bottom brackets… You’ll get a history lesson and a ton of clear explanations.  Read On »

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