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.