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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 pm
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I'm building up an old raleigh frame, which has a cup cone type bearing. It still works fine, and I have no idea if I could replace it with something newer.

Where should I be looking for one of these? if at all?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:34 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Forget about speeds on chainrings: if it's 7 speed or later anything will work. Ebay or here should have something.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:50 pm 
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You want to replace the bottom bracket, the chainset or both?

Bottom brackets and cranks need to be matched to get the right chainline.

Depending on how old your Raleigh actually is, it may have proprietary Raleigh sizes/threading (rather than industry standard ones).

Check out Sheldon Brown, who was a big fan of old Raleighs and has a wealth of information on them.

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