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Old 03-10-17, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Black or silver brakes?
Let us see it with a black crank please. I bet it would balance out well.

Orange saddle and orange tape.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Let us see it with a black crank please. I bet it would balance out well.

Orange saddle and orange tape.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:12 PM
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Please don't get an orange saddle.
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Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
Please don't get an orange saddle.
No worries there.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Hmmmm. I agree. Looks too much that way, but the silver doesn't work either IMO. Dunno what to try.
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Old 03-10-17, 12:18 PM
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No worries there.
So why the orange clamp as opposed to black or silver. Accent?
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Old 03-10-17, 12:30 PM
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So why the orange clamp as opposed to black or silver. Accent?
Yep. Got to have just a little sizzle.
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Old 03-14-17, 07:21 PM
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Im using a IRD technoglide headset 1 1/8. Can I use any non integrated 1 1/8 crown race? Or do I need a specific baseplate?
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One of the BB bearings went out on my Ross road bike, I would like to convert to a sealed cartridge unit, but I don't understand the numbers I'm getting for measurements.

It has reverse threads on the drive side, so it's english. However it is 70mm wide. I read that I could just go with a 73mm and get some spacers, but I also can't find the length of spindle I need (it measures 125mm, 32-55-38) I have it apart and didn't check the clearances for the chain ring. It has 2 rings on front, and uses a square taper spindle.

Can someone recommend, or just point me in the right direction, a sealed cartridge unit I can use? Or sell me a used one?

I was looking at a Shimano UN55 square taper bottom bracket from Chain reaction cycles (sorry no link, not enough posts). I figured my best option would be the 73x 122.5mm. If I got a 3mm spacer would that also make up for the offset crank?

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