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    BB Shot?

    I have a 2000 Shimano BB, I think its Deore level BB-UN52. Its developed some play. When you grab the crank arms the whole axle seems to move around inside. So I'm guessing its on its way out? Any reccomendations for a decent square taper BB thats reasonable in price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVskier
    I have a 2000 Shimano BB, I think its Deore level BB-UN52. Its developed some play. When you grab the crank arms the whole axle seems to move around inside. So I'm guessing its on its way out? Any reccomendations for a decent square taper BB thats reasonable in price?
    Sounds like it's not on it's way out, it's already there. ;^P

    If you've done much riding since 2000, you've gotten good mileage out of it. The best bet for a replacement would be the XT version, either UN72 or UN73. They can be had for reasonable money and should be available in the same size as your UN52.

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    Yeah that BB sounds like it checked out quite a while ago. Fortunately the next model up in the line, the UN72 (XT level, much lighter) is still made and widely available. You should be able to get a new one for around $20.

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