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.
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 »
I try to keep my chain clean, but with this year's wet weather in the UK, I have found that to prevent rust I have to keep the entire chain coated in oil, outer links included. The obvious solution to this is a stainless steel chain, but apparently there are none. The closest I could find was the Wi ... Read More »
I'm thinking about a new frame and have just started researching SS. I'm thinking seamless, so that leaves me with Xcr or 931. I've heard that the rolled tubes are not very round, not that it makes much difference.
I'm thinking I would just go with Columbus and have three brands on my short list. ... Read More »
Something about this bike. Anybody have any insight on the ride of Stainless steel ? I have read of its "lively feel" . I have had a Ti litespeed in the past ? How lively would it compare to Ti?
Thanks in advance.
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Here's a shot of a very shiny new Cyfac XCR stainless steel frameset showing our fillet-brazing finish (as desired by the customer). XCR is Columbus' new steel offering, providing a light, dynamic, and incredibly durable frameset for traditional steel fans and new enthusiasts. Stainless steel does ... Read More »