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Dur ace 7700 crankset, Need a strong bb ?
Gary Mason WWR
post Jan 2 2010, 06:36 PM
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Just got a set of the Dur ace 7700 road cranks & Im going to use them on my cruiser . So I need a strong bb and the right size . Any help would be appreciated .I have seen there a cromoly Ocktalink shimano bb . Do you think these would be ok for bmx .
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post Jan 2 2010, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (Gary Mason WWR @ Jan 2 2010, 07:36 PM) *
Just got a set of the Dur ace 7700 road cranks & Im going to use them on my cruiser . So I need a strong bb and the right size . Any help would be appreciated .I have seen there a cromoly Ocktalink shimano bb . Do you think these would be ok for bmx .
With Shimano being Shimano, your choices are.

Available: Dura-Ace BB7700, 68x109.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1, 173g
Discontinued: Shimano XTR M952, 68/73x112.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1,231g
Available: Shimano XTR M952, 68/73x116mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1,213g
Available: Shimano 105 BB5500, 68x109.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1, 250g

My opinion the DA is too light. But your just in luck . . . kinda . . . because XTR used the same V1 spline, but it looks like it was discontinued with the 112.5, so you might have to ebay that. Then that leaves the Shimano 105. Steel cups, and not the aluminum cups of the DA and XTR, and a little beefier for an extra 80g. I've used 105 Octalink on some of my "Projects" and I've found them to take a lot of abuse. However the races are soft and you'll wear it out after a season of riding, It won't break, it will just become loose.

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http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html#shimano

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post Jan 2 2010, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (CurbDestroyer @ Jan 2 2010, 10:27 PM) *
With Shimano being Shimano, your choices are.

Available: Dura-Ace BB7700, 68x109.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1, 173g
Discontinued: Shimano XTR M952, 68/73x112.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1,231g
Available: Shimano XTR M952, 68/73x116mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1,213g
Available: Shimano 105 BB5500, 68x109.5mm, English, V1 Spline BB, Octalink V1, 250g

My opinion the DA is too light. But your just in luck . . . kinda . . . because XTR used the same V1 spline, but it looks like it was discontinued with the 112.5, so you might have to ebay that. Then that leaves the Shimano 105. Steel cups, and not the aluminum cups of the DA and XTR, and a little beefier for an extra 80g. I've used 105 Octalink on some of my "Projects" and I've found them to take a lot of abuse. However the races are soft and you'll wear it out after a season of riding, It won't break, it will just become loose.

Other Info
http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html#shimano


Thanks for the info so quick . I like a wide spindle so the Xtr 116mm sounds perfect .I have found 130 43t chainwheels by Origin 8 & Ta thats about it but just started looking .The Origin 8 looks just like tuffneck chainwheel from bitd .
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post Jan 19 2010, 06:53 PM
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Cranks feel awesome. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 21 2010, 10:15 AM
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Gary,
I think you are using the right stuff if you are 160lbs or less.......Allen Godfrey
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post Mar 7 2010, 12:40 PM
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Been riding the 7700 DA- 952 XTR set up for a couple months with no problems what so ever. Just bumped it up a gear to keep up with the faster drivetrain. Taking 300 grams off the bottom of the bike has forced an adjustment in ring style.
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post Mar 22 2010, 06:45 AM
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Got some Dura ace 7701's for the 20 inch . Should have it together next week.
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