- restoring old diamondback ascent ex
It’s most likley a square taper, you need to measure it to find the size, alternativly, if you know the year of the bike, check out bikepedia, or take it out, as the size may be printed on the BB. For instructions, check out the Park Tools site.
For where to get one, any LBS will stock it, probably cheaper to get them to fit if you don’t have the tools as wellPosted 6 years ago
hi.im currently try to get my brothers old DB ascent on the road.it actually doesnt need to much,got rear mech replaced new back wheel to replace the buclkled one so were nearly good to go,but theres a wee bit of play in the cranks,i think the BB is done.not to clued up on them,anyone got any idea’s what one i would need and where i’ll find it.thanksPosted 6 years agoRioSubscriber
My first mountain bike was one of those – probably still got some parts from it somewhere but the frame went down the dump. BB was a Shimano square taper, had it replaced several times, can’t remember exactly what type but it was bog-standard so as above any LBS should be able to change it. Last time I had it done it cost about £15 fitted but that was many years ago!Posted 6 years agoRich_sMember
Oooo, that takes me back! 73mm BB shell IIRC. First proper MTB after my Tim Gould Team Rep Peugeot wore out… The normal colour was bright green, and the Ltd Edition one was in that colour and slightly differnt sizes (17/19″).
I think it takes a fairly lengthy axle – might be a 122mm or something.Posted 6 years ago
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