The eagerly anticipated road specific external bottom bracket is now available. The machined aluminium cups hold full stainless steel cartridge bearings. These custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable which gives a much greater life span than stock units.The bearings are made (as all our bearings are) by INA and have been designed to run directly on the crankset axle, without the use of shims or spacers - again increasing life and reliability.Hope use a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings. Cup Colour - Red, Blue, Silver, Black, Gold and Gunmetal Center Tube Colour - Black Available with British Thread only.
Here she is. All the graphics are stencilled cut outs to show polished frame tubes beneath. Build is mostly stuff I already had. Just waiting for the stem to be sprayed to match frameset and she'll be done
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I am looking into new aluminium road wheels (most likely custom built) and need to make some decisions regarding which kinds of spokes to use.
Should I get Titanium spokes (which brand?) or Stainless Steel (which?).
Is there anything else these days (I have not kept up with whee ... Read More »
Hello, I have been on the prowl for titanium 'anything' of late. Just pretty much seeing what's out there to upgrade parts on my bike. I was specifically after Bull horn bars in Titanium, but no luck !
Then I came across this Nitto bar…
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Reynolds will come out with a new stainless steel tubeset, 921.
Anyone know anything about it?
[url=http://road.cc/content/news/98763-reynolds-921-stainless-steel-tubeset-revealed]Reynolds 921 stainless steel tubeset revealed | road.cc[/url]
(Sorry if this was previously posted; I searched ... Read More »
Would like to hear your opinions regarding these 2 materials.
Also like to see listed are the options of makes regarding each material.
Xcr is newer and I'm guessing fewer companies build frames based on them (among them are Cinelli and Firefly)
I'm looking to buy a stainless frame in the future, ... Read More »