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  1. Drivetrain
    Hello everyone. I recently bought a cheap ixf crankset off a friend for very cheap but it doesn’t have the plastic center sleeve. Can I ring the bike without it? Would it cause any issues? I’m putting it on an old K2 zed bike. Thanks in advance.pic is just reference. It’s not a fat bike
  2. Tooltime
    Hi As the title implies, is a socket type tool better for bottom brackets that have been tightened with probably no grease and with a 15ft long breaker bar and Its been in the rain for a few years and rusty. I'm debating between a one and a socket one, pictures attached. Any help regarding...
  3. Drivetrain
    While getting to my absolutely destroyed BB bearings, I have taken the crankset off (obviously). Weeks later, I noticed a ring on the floor that looks like this: (around the 7 minute mark) I assumed it was nothing to do with my bike, and as such don't have it anymore. Was it necessary at...
  4. Misc Components
    I learned about press fit vs threaded bottom brackets after I ordered my bike, but before delivery 6 months later. That gave me plenty of time to freak myself out and question my decision, since mine came with a press fit. The fact that I didn't see any Pivot owners complaining, and learning...
  5. Pivot Cycles
    I often prefer to buy a quality product like Chris King that you buy for the life of the bike, and save money and hassle. I hear Cane Creek 110 headset is good. What say you? Same question for suspension bearings. I do not use a pressure washer on my bike. Thank you.
  6. Frame Building
    Hi all. I have a Cube Stereo 140 2018 (non standard parts) with a 92mm BB shell width (kinda wide for the type of bike). The left crank arm fell off, and it looked like there's not enough crank spindle sticking out for it to grip, my local bike shop agreed and suggested an 83mm compatible...
  7. Drivetrain
    Hi All, Looking for some input. I have a 2018 fuse comp carbon and keep having bottom bracket issues. It uses a threaded x type bb 24mm spindle and raceface aeffect bsa cranks A few weeks ago the bb I've had for quite some time started developing play in it and a bad creak. It would only creak...
  8. Drivetrain
    Need a new bottom bracket in the demo 8, 2017. This year came with a SRAM BB30/PF30 (press fit, 30mm spindle.) the bottom bracket shell is 83mm (wide??) off their website specs, guessing it's 46mm in diameter. Only question is, what type of shell is this? It's regular thread, but threads in from...
  9. Drivetrain
    I have a 2017 Specialized demo 8, full suspension downhill. Recently within the past week I have had a noisy bottom end (bottom bracket from what it sounded like). Every occasional pedal stroke it would crack, crack, crackidy crack. No hinder in performance. I recently bought a SRAMX01 crank, so...
  10. Misc Components
    So, with most of the bike upgraded to how I'd like, I am now turning my eye to the cranks... just a bit of window shopping for now, but a future upgrade in the pipeline perhaps. The bike came originally with a Race Face Aeffect 175mm crankset with a 24mm steel spindle. A bit of searching seems...
  11. Drivetrain
    Hi all. I bought a second-hand demo with some issues. Noticed some play around the main linkage by the bb. Took it to a Spez store and they confirmed my fears that the BB was never serviced and it was basically stuck and they could not remove it. moving the frame around you can hear ball...
  12. Drivetrain
    Hello, My 3 week-old Canyon Exceed mountain bike started to make creaking noises. After some investigation, I've pretty much narrowed it down to the area around the bottom bracket. It does not seem to me that the pedals are responsible, so I figured I would just remove the cranks and try to...
  13. Drivetrain
    I need a replacement spindle for my BB. Mongoose says the part is on back order and won't arrive till late March.(I was surprised to learn the new part was under $6.00) Looking for a good source to purchase one in stock.
  14. Drivetrain
    Hi everyone, I'm new to building bikes and I wanted to buy a bottom bracket from you for my bike, I have a specialized Hardrock sport that I just picked up the other day, it has been modded to a certain extent and I love how it rides but the bottom bracket has some play, I originally worked on...
  15. News & Reviews
    Kogel has been showcasing their new YT Mob bottom bracket, which has been customized to fit the bike maker's Tues frame. It features ceramic bearings, which have an impressive warranty. Price is $199 for PF30-386L spindle 30mm cranks and is available in Mob blue. Their bottom bracket catalog is...
  16. Misc Components
    The author ponders the awesomeness of Race Face's new Turbine componentry. Component maker Race Face has launched a revamped version of its workhorse Turbine alloy component group that promises to be both lighter than previous generations, and more affordable than their high-end carbon...
  17. 27.5
    Life is complicated enough, so why must we have so many unnecessary choices? Buying toilet paper seems like an easy task compared to understanding today's bottom bracket "standards". Editor's Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt...
  18. General Discussion
    Available July 13th are ceramic bearing bottom brackets from Chris King for external bearing crank systems in road or mountain models. Made in the USA 5-year warranty Fully serviceable bearing. Designed to work with our BB Injector Tool 24 balls per bearing The bottom bracket is identical...
  19. Drivetrain
    Hi All, I've recently received 2 Token Square Taper bottom brackets and I can't remove the left cups to allow installation in the bike. Has anyone else experienced the same problem? It's been over a week since I contacted Token and their first-line support has been inadequate. Thanks, Michael.
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