- HT2 bottom bracket needed ? … Superstar maybe ?
Hope stainless steel. A very worthwhile investment. If you really want to spend less, or grease it every 5 mins, then buy a Superstar BB.Posted 4 years ago
Have you looked at buying a shimano bb from any of the German sites? Good value if you buy a couple, chain and small chainring to spread the postage cost.NorthwindSubscriber
Not to be rude, but Hope score over Shimano in one major way, they’re more resistant to home mechanics… Shimano (and many others) can’t abide overtightening, and mountain bikers overtighten absolutely everything as a matter of course.
Not to say that you overtightened it 😉 But I figure it’s either that or you store the bike in the sea.Posted 4 years agomoonboyMember
Fitted a superstar bb to my Hardtail 2 years ago. Bike gets ridden 2-3 times per week year round in all weathers. Only started to get a bit grindy a few weeks ago so fitted a new one for £20. In that time been through numerous other comments including proii bearings. Perfectly happy with bb life.
Just saying!Posted 4 years agoHerman ShakeMember
In case you go for Shimano again, the plastic tophats can be popped off and more grease smeared around inside ’em. Lots of people seem to go for XTR from Rose, however they have lightweight race seals. I thought I needed to replace mine (probably Deore, came with a Hone chainset from Merlin last year) as my non drive side was seizing, greased it up and it’s fine now! Probably won’t get beyond winter but I reckon greasing it in advance would have prolonged it’s life further.
The tension bolt thingy can very easily be overdone which will definitely kill the bearings.
Saw this about popping stainless cartridges into HTII cups: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1137096Posted 4 years ago
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