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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by heavyd, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. jonKranked

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    go to any mid to high end shop and ask the mechanics what they think of press fit BBs.
     
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  2. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    He really is a curmudgeon isn't he?
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I am. There are currently 4 26'ers in my garage... and a 24'er.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Next you'll be admitting to using tubes and clipless pedals???
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    @stoney is also cheap on 26" hoops to this day.
     
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  6. heavyd

    heavyd Monkey

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    I'm not really worried about it. Threaded on carbon is really just... I dunno, a threaded BB in a press-fit sleeve? Sorta, lol. Okay not really.

    On a metal BB, threaded all day. On carbon, I'm okay with press fit. Don't yell at me.
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Errr... well... I've been tempted to go BACK to tubes because modern tires run tubeless apparently SUCK. But these Michelins I'm currently on... I may stick with tubeless awhile longer.

    And fuck clipless pedals. :D
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Oh nos, 2 of my 3 favorite crabon bikes have press fit BBs, I'm checking the BMWs now.
     
  9. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I feel less bad for your children now. :)

    For the record I have gone back to tubes on 2 bikes because I'm lazy and for some reason will not buy a compressor.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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  11. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Yes. It's just a matter of time.

    Again.

    Yes. They've taken care of me a few times.

    Cost effective. I'll get another 2-3 seasons probably. But I might have acquired a new roadie and car by then.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    And for the record - before flats I exclusively rode clipless for almost 25 years.
     
  13. heavyd

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    I'm not too worried about the press fit BB. I think, like most things, people make a bigger deal out of it than it is. Most carbon bikes have press fit BB's to give a wider BB shell, which is good for a moose like me. If it gets shitty or squeaky I'll change it to a King or maybe one of the threaded sleeves from Wheels or Praxis. Not a big deal really. :)
     
  14. heavyd

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    I exclusively rode clipless until this bike (not including 2 decades of BMX though hah).
     
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    press fit = kill list
     
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  16. heavyd

    heavyd Monkey

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    Haha, not for me. :banana:
     
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    Good luck adjusting your chain line if you need it. Also, FTFY. ;)
     
  18. heavyd

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    Haha, wow. So much hatred. Lucky for me, my chain line doesn't need adjusting. :banana:

    I am a much happier person than you are apparently. :headbang:
     
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  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I think this bloke is gonna fit in just fine around here.
     
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  20. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Nah, all my bikes have the good ole threaded BB and that makes me very happy indeed! :D
     
  21. jonKranked

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    pretty well known that press fit was created largely to save a few pennies per frame by not having to tap the BB shell. any alleged "benefits" are purely coincidental.
     
  22. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    if any of you are having troubles with creaking or loosening BBs, check out that link I posted up there for the praxis works bb solution. it's a nice variation on the PF theme, easy to install, adjustable drive side and good bearings.
     
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  23. heavyd

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    I saw that. Wheels makes one too that's similar if I have any issues I'll jump to something like that. I don't expect that I will though.

    Funny thing, the threaded BB in my old steel framed 26er creaks like a motherfucker. :rofl:
     
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    I don't think he rides, he spends all his time working on pissy posts.
     
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  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's a fair cop.
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Pick a wheel size bottom bracket standard, and be a dick about it. :rolleyes:

    Sick bike, glad to see you aren't letting these hacks rain on your parade.:cheers:
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Since when does anyone give a fuck what a bike mechanic thinks?
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Most roadies wouldn't have assembled bikes without them.
     
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  29. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Not all dentists are roadies. But yea.
     
  31. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    No, it sucks. It just sucks less than the rest. I go every 3mo for work and spent an additional week riding a few weeks back. I brought my bike because I was there, it's not a place I would ever go to for riding.

    One thing I've picked up during my travels is that it's far better to live somewhere that allows for easy backcountry access and outside activities (which requires mountains IME) than some place where you can live cheap like a king. Quality of life, it's inverse of what most people think. It's not about sitting around on a sofa watching football games. It's about doing shit.
     
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  32. StiHacka

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    So basically, the Praxis hack turns a press-fit BB into a threaded BB wannabe, with the advantage of extra parts that need maintenance, extra weight, and limiting crank options.

    Sounds like a truly superior solution. :monkey:
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Press fit BBs got a bad rap due to all the POS stock SRAM plastic BBs they put on bikes. My PF Wheels Mfg is the best BB I have out of my three, BB92 (seriously wtf?), standard threaded and PF30 standards. I don't think anyone has to go as far as the praxis, wheels mfg has some great metal ones.
     
  34. -BB-

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    As am I.... As well as Clipless pedals.
    Though I haven't run a tube in over 10 yrs.
     
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    it solves many common problems with PF ... if you don't have any of said problems, this isn't for you.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    I have a Wheels Mfg ceramic in my road bike. It's been flawless.
     
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    PFBB's in general are a pain to install b/c of the high precision required. if the shell itself isn't machined right, there's not a whole heck of a lot that can be done.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That was my take on Austin. Granted I was only briefly there on business... but couldn't wait to GTFO.
     
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    Don't you own a hammer?
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I own several hammers. I also don't own any of that press fit nonsense. :D