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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:25 am 
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As far as i know, it is. but due to the BB30 having a known issue, it's recommended that the BB is removed regreased and put back in.

as far as i know, anyway...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:47 am 
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roger roger

they do need to be seated correctly or they last about 30 mins before the dreaded creak.

i have fitted bb30's before but only with the proper park tools. the bearings are stopped from going in too far by a couple of circlips so you just need to make sure you dont press them too hard or they can distort the circlip.


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So I tried on a small this morning.

I've been told at 5'8" I should ride a 54cm. the small is 50cm (medium 53cm)

The medium felt fine, but the small felt..well, better..i think.

On the horizontal bars, it felt about the same position as my mountain bikes, a little stretched out, the way I like. Dropped down it felt a ok too, perhaps a little cramped, but then i've not ridden drops for a very very very long time.

I'm confused..

should a small fit better?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:11 pm 
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i would go smaller on a crosser as it makes it easier off road.


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There is a bad batch of bb30's i wqs told yesterday as a customer had the dreaded click click click click on a bike from september. Apparently they changed supplier of ball bearings. Someone was said to have taken a set apart and the bearings not even being spherical...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:38 pm 
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My mate had so many issues with his on his mtb dirt seems to get in really easily which made it sound terrible


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They are quite exposed i guess, not very well sealed.


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this is turning into a saga.

went to play with the bike a bit more today with a mate who's a bit more knowledgable than I, and he agrees, the small is a better fit. Had the bike put to one side, asked about the process for getting the bike..do i need written quote to take to the company to get my e-voucher..blah blah. Chap didn't know.

Off i toddle back home to check on the scheme website what i need to do next...Halford's aren't on the same scheme as me...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Woops!
Doesnt that open up some other avenues though?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:03 am 
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Yeah like buy a bike from a proper bike shop :lol:


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