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    Who still makes square taper bbs?

    Hey, I'm looking at BB options for my singlespeed that is currently running a set of square taper middleburn unos with an old, slightly bent 68/113 UN72 that needs replacing. i'm having trouble finding brands who still make/sell square tapers and also where to buy them (i'm in australia so i need someone who ships internationally). so far i've got:

    phil wood
    shimano (can't find anyone with un7x in my size though)
    IRD (no one seems to ship them outside of the US)
    SKF

    who else should i be looking at?

    thanks

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    Have you tried local shops? Mine had UN72s in stock last I checked. They don't sell that quick anymore, and that is why Shimano stopped making them, and why some shops might still have old stock.
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    I agree, if you look around you'll find a UN72...which would be my first choice since I never seemed to ever wear one out and they are pretty inexpensive.

    Here are a couple more:

    White Industries makes an expensive one
    Truvativ makes a cheap one

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    I like the White Industries one.

    I also have an FSA one I recently purchased. If you can find an old Race Face Taperlock, those were pretty reliable.

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    Phil Wood makes a nice BB. Shimano's would be your easier purchase. I run a titanium Phil Wood with my Middleburns. If you are going to have those cranks, treat them to a nice BB.
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    Interloc.

    Look at the QB 55 and the QB 75.

    And may be able to use some of the Euro BMX BB's too... something like this.

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    thanks for the help.

    I ended up ordering a specialites ta AXIX steel shaft from wiggle. came in at about AUD80 which will do me fine for the time being

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    Do people not read the original poster's questions anymore?

    He said he knew about Phil Wood...so someone replies to look at phil wood... he mentions IRD and we get a link for Interloc (COUGH the I in IRD is interloc, the other two letters are Racing and Design).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Do people not read the original poster's questions anymore?

    He said he knew about Phil Wood...so someone replies to look at phil wood... he mentions IRD and we get a link for Interloc (COUGH the I in IRD is interloc, the other two letters are Racing and Design).
    No no, reading is one of the skills that is being lost. Being gained is the constant out of context quotes and misrepresenting what someone has said. YAY for forums
    I can point you to some FAR worse forums than this one though. also some far better ones which are VERY direct to ppl who do silly things like this


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    cambriabike and chainreaction both have the Race Face square taper. I've got one on that's been going strong for years (thought it no longer gets that much action).

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    Check around for these. Damn fine quality, as are their rings etc.
    Specialite TA

    http://www.specialites-ta.com/produits/boitiers_gb.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Do people not read the original poster's questions anymore?

    He said he knew about Phil Wood...so someone replies to look at phil wood... he mentions IRD and we get a link for Interloc (COUGH the I in IRD is interloc, the other two letters are Racing and Design).
    And that so irritates you or something? Just wondering why you care?
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