Bottom bracket replacement

MattHB

Proud Daddy
I currently have a (worn) megaexo omega bottom bracket on my Felt Z6. Do I have to replace it with the same model, or can I go for something better quality and/or a different make?

cheers
 
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MattHB

MattHB

Proud Daddy
Anyone?
 

oldgreyandslow

Veteran
Location
Farnborough
If I remember rightly the FSA megaexo omega bb is this one
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/23745/FSA_Omega_Drive_MegaExo_Bottom_Bracket_BB4000
Which has a different hole size and is only compatible with the omega chainset, at least it was when I had mine.
I swapped to a sram apex chainset which used a gxp bb, larger hole size, which fits most other chainsets too and then later I went for a ceramic bb from superstar components
http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=448
Probably a bit OTT but the chainset was on special at merlin cycles at the time and included the gxp bb and my omega chainrings needed replacing and as omega limited me to the bb mentioned above I thought it was worth it, you can regrease the gxp too. I changed to the ceramic bb when the gxp "wore out"
 
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MattHB

MattHB

Proud Daddy
Many thanks oldgrey :smile: I might see if I can get rid of the annoying squeaking and string it out until the chain set wears out. It's done 2000 miles already and I was a bit late putting on a new chain, so that might not take too long.
 
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MattHB

MattHB

Proud Daddy
Sok I just found the right one. I was being stooped. Updated the link above
 
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MattHB

MattHB

Proud Daddy
Hmmm read so many bad reviews I think I'll steer clear of the k-force set which is a shame...

Bad bonding on pedal threads being the main problem for heavier riders.. Being heavy I don't think I'll risk it. I can get an ultegra compact plus BB for £5 cheaper, so I think I'll run with that.
 
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