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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:55 am 
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I am servicing a nice grey-paint Kona Jake (not sure of year). Replacing cassette, chain, cantilevers, etc, etc. The chainrings and BB are completely shot - Truvativ Elita and FSA platinum pro, respectively. Looking around the usual online dealers this is proving quite tricky (expensive) to sort!!! The bike is running with 8 - speed drivetrain, 48/39 chainrings and has a 68x108 BB. ISIS fit.

BB coming in near the £50 mark

130 BCD chainrings seem to be £30 plus?

So . . . . . . . . . cheaper to replace with new chainset and BB altogether?

Thoughts/suggestions greatly appreciated?

:shock:


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:27 am 
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malley wrote:
I am servicing a nice grey-paint Kona Jake (not sure of year). Replacing cassette, chain, cantilevers, etc, etc. The chainrings and BB are completely shot - Truvativ Elita and FSA platinum pro, respectively. Looking around the usual online dealers this is proving quite tricky (expensive) to sort!!! The bike is running with 8 - speed drivetrain, 48/39 chainrings and has a 68x108 BB. ISIS fit.

BB coming in near the £50 mark

130 BCD chainrings seem to be £30 plus?

So . . . . . . . . . cheaper to replace with new chainset and BB altogether?

Thoughts/suggestions greatly appreciated?

:shock:


Not much in it, really. For CX-type ratios, Stronglight Impact compact doubles start at 50 quid. A half-decent BB will add another £15-£20 on top of that; the matching JP400 Stronglight unit (square taper) is a wee bit heavy maybe but very reliable.

David


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:16 pm 
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May as well replace the lot. Is the owner ok with used parts? I just sold a Sora triple Hollowtech II chainset for £30 posted in very good condition, there are bargains to be had.


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