Surely to Christ it isn't beyond the wit and wisdom of some manufacturer to produce a **** bottom bracket that doesn't **** lunch itself after a few months. Normally for no apparent reason whatsoever.
We can discount isis as a sick joke obviously, but I've tried the lot, Apart from the ridiculously expensive stuff, and a few months is the most I can get out of one.
I've recently resorted to a Howitzer Bottom Bracket, paired with some Holzfeller cranks. I thought, wrongly as it turns out, that seeing as its a **** enormous piece of Cromoly with the the biggest ****-off external bearings known to man, and it weighs the same as the rest of the bike, that it might at least make a passable attempt at longevity. But alas no.
Its just let go with an almighty CRUNCH while leisurely pootling down the road. Its now flapping around like a maxi-dress in a typhoon! And sounds like 10 skeletons having an orgy in a biscuit tin!! The frame was faced properly at the LBS when it was fitted so its not that. I **** well give up!
Is there anything out there that actually works? Its costing me a **** fortune. And Its driving me up the **** wall.
I suspect I'm going to be pointed in towards the door marked 'very expensive'