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Is it possible to still buy a cup and cone BB...

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 15 Aug 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    For a chainset...as I liked these compared to the fit and pretty much forget sealed type...
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I think it would be a case of visiting a few shops and seeing if they have any lying about in a drawer in the workshop. I doubt very much if they are made anymore.

    Don't know why you are bothering personally. Ten quid on a fit and forget cheapo every couple of years or so sure beats the hell out of faffing about with ball bearings and lockrings.
     
  3. Peyote

    Peyote New Member

    Almost all the cheap and cheerful Halfrauds/Argos £30 special MTBs have old-skool cup and cone BBs, so someone, somewhere is still churning out thousands of these!

    Actually getting hold of one could be a bit more difficult. Last time I tried I had to go down Smokin Joe's route and ask around at several shops, but they are still around it's just a case of finding them.
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    bikes of macclesfield 01625 611375 is the sort of place that will have a box of these on a shelf somewhere. i reckon he'd post them if macc is too far to come, and he takes switch etc so over the phone should be ok.

    anyone that can come up trumps when i've thrown away the handlebar mounts for my sora levers has got to be worth a punt.
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

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    Why would you bother? I spent years cleaning regreasing, getting the tension JUST so, slackening and tightening. Then the sealed units came out. Wahay= screw it in and ride your bike.

    Don't be old school just for the sake of it. Yes Carradice, No cup and bearing brackets.
     
  6. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Royce make very nice ones. Top end are Titanium and about 250 quid. They are useful if you want to adjust your chainline on a fixed-hub bike
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

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    Now that I didn't know - thanks.
     
  8. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

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    Somerset
    It might worth trying SJS Cycles in Bridgwater http://www.sjscycles.co.uk. They do lots of old type components as they specialise in touring bikes.
     
  9. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Now that I didn't know - thanks.[/quote]


    before you get excited we're talking about a few mm either way. Often though, that's enough.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Why would you bother? I spent years cleaning regreasing, getting the tension JUST so, slackening and tightening. Then the sealed units came out. Wahay= screw it in and ride your bike.

    Don't be old school just for the sake of it. Yes Carradice, No cup and bearing brackets.[/QUOTE]

    See your point TWENTY except they are stiffer too ! :ohmy:
     
  11. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    Sugino still make them, for single chainrings only, and very high quality thus very expensive.
     
  12. OP
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    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  13. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    That's not a proper cup and cone. It has ready made bearings, even though they're not in a sleeve.