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  1. #1
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    Still look for weight weenie BB - square taper

    Tune is too expensive
    FRM too expensive

    I saw that FSA has am Ultimax Ti BB for like 55$$ - claimed at around 160g - this seems pretty sweet as far as the weight/price ratio goes - any others?... I'm mating it to a tune crankset... and I need 68/113 really.
    There's nothing like having the world under your wheels......

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    East choice....Action-Tec Ti

    I think Cambria sells them for about $80.
    Light, strong and maint. is only to replace the bearings.

    I'm 185lbs and been using one for severaly years now.

    KMan

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbonius
    Tune is too expensive
    FRM too expensive

    I saw that FSA has am Ultimax Ti BB for like 55$$ - claimed at around 160g - this seems pretty sweet as far as the weight/price ratio goes - any others?... I'm mating it to a tune crankset... and I need 68/113 really.

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    well 30 more dollars for 15g less of weight...

    plus - they only have 68/112 (I know I'm a perfectionist) I doubt if I will notice the difference ....so I guess it's between the action tec, and the FSA....but who will the winner be? Any others?
    There's nothing like having the world under your wheels......

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    American Classic

    I've been using an American Classic Ti BB. It's light and I like it. The bearings are easy and cheap to replace from AC. After replacing the bearings last summer, my 5 year old BB is like new again.

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    well my $30 Ti BBs would have done the price ratio right, except I'm down to 103, 107 and 127 spindles only. I got 113s in the real BBs, but they're about 240g for that size being a CrMo spindle.

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    get thee to

    e-bay. dude, new and used in good shape ti bbs show up on there all the time. most are going to be fairly close in weight. and most go for far less than at nearly any LBS, and many online places.
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