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    Quick 4 Banger Question

    I'm trying to find a bottom bracket for my Homegrown 4 Banger. I've got a set of Shimano LX square taper cranks for it. Am I correct in that I need a 73 x 113 BB?
    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Shimano BB-UN54, 73x113, and I want to make sure this is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue72beetle
    I'm trying to find a bottom bracket for my Homegrown 4 Banger. I've got a set of Shimano LX square taper cranks for it. Am I correct in that I need a 73 x 113 BB?
    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Shimano BB-UN54, 73x113, and I want to make sure this is correct.
    That should work fine. I use a little bit shorter axle (110mm) but I only use a middle ring.

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    I'm late to the party, but 73 x 113 will work. That's what I had on mine with M510 Deore crankarms.

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    Thought I'd post an update. It's looking like a bike now...



    Blingy Tomato, Titec and CK bits go good together.


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    Damn you! I've been looking for one of those black tomato stem caps forever.

    Looking good so far!

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    Seems like I saw one on ebay not that long ago. This one actually came with that junky 4 Banger that started this whole project.

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    I might have seen one that went for more than my range, but no more than one. Red ones out the yin yang (which I have), but no black ones.

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    Love the fork. The X-Vert, I think, still performs well compared to today's forks.

    That seatpost, however, was the ban of my existence for a long time. The stupid knob would get gummed up extremely fast, and then you'd need to try and get in there, under the saddle, with needle nose pliers to turn it. *shudder*. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these, as it's cheap, works better, and is lighter:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/178...post-Black.htm

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    I got the seatpost from here:
    http://store.icyclesusa.com/titec-70...er-p22783.aspx
    I haven't used it enough to tell if I hate it or like it.

    I also got a bunch of red tomato caps from them for cheap, but it looks like they're out.
    Last edited by blue72beetle; 05-03-2010 at 05:35 PM.

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    Sette (Price Point's brand) also has several 26.8 posts for reasonable money, including carbon.

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    Don't worry, you'll grow to hate it as soon as you install a saddle.

    The Sette's a really nice 26.8 seatposts for a good price, but, unfortunately, they don't have any setback.

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    The XT disc hubs have lots of play in them. I'm not sure they'll be worth rebuilding, or if they even can be rebuilt. If I can't rebuild them it'll probably be awhile before I can save up for a decent wheelset.

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