Hello to all 29 brothers and sis. Here is the dilema:
My niner EBB has more marks than the arms of a heroin junkie. I called niner and asked them if they had any EBB's for sale because their website says they are out. I talked to some guy there (not Steve) and he said, well we have not order any... I said, how about the new one? He said, not until next spring for after market. And I was like WTF!!!
I have tried everything that rainman preaches - PTFE (plumbers tape fuc@#$ everywhere) even on my nipples. I get slippage but no creaks. I have the ti set screws at 65lb-ft.
I started thinking -sell the damn thing! Started to look at moots... But I love the SIR. So I want to give it another shot.
Currently is set up with a Niner EBB shell and an IRD BB 68 x 115mm with an ENO crankset. CK hubs with surly spacers and CK cog 34 x 19 set up.
Here are my questions:
1. Should I get a carver until I can get a new niner EBB next spring?
2. The bearings on the IRD bb are not very smooth, so if I get a Phil Wood BB, which size to get the same chain line that the IRD 68 x 115mm gives me?
3. Would you consider a shimano UN-54 BB? Anyone riding this with an ENO crankset?
Does it flex more than a Phil wood?
4. What size should I get the shimano BB if I go that rout - 68 x 115mm or 68x118 or 68 x 121?
thank you for your help....
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