Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:00 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Bottom Bracket help!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:00 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Bottom bracket help please folks,

1992 Deore DX cranks,
68mm Bottom bracket shell width,
1998 Orange clockwork,

What length axle do I need?

Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:39 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:03 pm
Posts: 11796
Location: Returning
118 i would say


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:02 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Sheldon says 122.5mm, shall trust him me thinks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:09 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 2:56 pm
Posts: 4776
Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I hate to contradict Sheldon but 122.5 sounds a tad long to me. Can you borrow a BB from someone to try first?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:25 am 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
It's so hard to know - I usually have in 4 BB's of different lengths (old knackered ones that cost nothing to buy) and fit them as test rigs - then I know what to get and spend actual money on). You can usually get some old UN51's on Ebay for a few quid to act as the guinea pigs!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:03 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Good idea! I'll have a root around my LBS workshop when the tame guy is on and see what I come up with.

Having measured it 122.5 does seem a bit long as you say, they need about 120 as they will almost go on the 115 that holds my XTR M900 cranks.

Thanks guy's!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:20 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Just bought a 120mm from LBS. Ideal! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:23 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
cool - a LBS open on a Sunday! Mine doesn't!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:39 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:11 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Hobbiton-on-the-Water
120 seems about right from memory. I had some 92 XT which went on what seems a massive axle by today's comaprisons. I am fairly sure it was a 120


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:15 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Posts: 3833
Location: Somerset
Shameless plug for my LBS, Ralph Colman Cycles in Taunton, Open on a sunday and have the patience and time for picky retrobikers!

They also build a mean pair of wheels!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boswell, Ghosty, mattr, newsboy and 50 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group