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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:28 am 
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I’ve been looking for an SKF bottom bracket but there doesn’t seem to be any dealers selling in the U.K.
Anyone have any ideas?
I’ve heard they’re better than Phil Wood! Any experience anyone ?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:37 pm 
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Have you tried VeloSolo
not looked but they do decent ones. that could be Tange or similar though.

VeloOrange/Freshtripe is another to try.

BAS600?
Ask SjS cycles if they can get them.
Not seen them around for a while.


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It’s SKF in particular

I have a Tange Seiki LN-7922 and quite impressed - feels as well made as a UN71/72 but lighter in weight.

I’ve heard SKF are the largest bearing making in the world and their bottom bracket is fully in house made in Germany and they’re so confident they have a 10 year warranty - I’ve heard say their square taper is the best square taper BB you can get - well I’ll let RBers judge this

They used to make bottom brackets for Sachs - and I’ve my eye on one on eBay
I’ll check those sellers you mentioned


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:00 pm 
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Now the tolerably-good UN-55 has been killed off by Shimano there was a long discussion about alternatives on the Cycling UK forum. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.p ... cket+token

The suggestion was the IRD Defiant (10 yr guarantee) https://southerndistributors.co.uk/prod ... 5-defiant/


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I'm assuming Tange still make all IRD ones.


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But we’re talking high end here - no disrespect to the UN55 but it’s not a Phill Wood or Royce. SKF is around the same price bracket. Though I must admit the IRD looks and sounds very good - for a good price


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:37 pm 
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The Tange LN7922 are very good in my opinion, I had one of the first IRD square taper ones which must have been made by Tange but it didn't last 6 months, the Un5* BB I replaced it with has been in that same bike for at least 6 years.

That doesn't help you I know.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:40 pm 
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On the off-chance you need an Italian thread with 119mm axle there is a NOS one here for not a right lot: https://www.santucci-cycles.com/product ... 52f3c22ed6


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:02 pm 
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SKF stopped making bottom brackets some time ago, or so i seem to remember. I last bought one about 5 years ago - still going strong- but from Germany, not the UK.
There's a shop in the US that still has them, last time I looked, about 2 years ago, that offers their own lifetime guarantee, but I can never remember who they are...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:12 pm 
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Compass/Rene Herse do them


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