Press Fit BBs – ok or avoid?

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  • Press Fit BBs – ok or avoid?
  • hillsplease
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    Clubber – fair one – could do. On other press fit ‘stuff’ I’ve had the bearing collapse and not seize in that manner, yet! ALways a first time.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    I heard during a factory meeting last week that one big US brand is going back to BSA next year. The tide may turn yet.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Like sealed cartridge unit BBs and threadless steerer aheadsets, the change was sold to consumers as an improvement but was all about simplifying manufacture and assembly.

    hmm aren’t threadless setups a shedload lighter? Also easier to fit with normal tools, adjust easily on trail if need be and forks are much more interchangeable – if you remember not to cut your forks too short (stem slammers reap what they sow)
    My first few mtbs and road bikes had threaded forks and quill stems, I do not regret them being consigned to history, press fit BBs tho, not for me thanks.
    Personally I think ht2 are a mixed bag, don’t last as long as square taper but are atleast a doddle to fit, give ’em external grease ports and I’d be happy with them.

    I heard during a factory meeting last week that one big US brand is going back to BSA next year. The tide may turn yet.

    Huzzah!

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