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Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby tomd50002 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 20:31 pm

Hi guys im new to the bike building and im after a bit of help im in the process of building a road bike and have a frame with a english thread bb, im wanting to put a sram force crank on there bit from what i have seen then fit to a 30bb is there any way i can get a 30bb to fit a threaded bb, if so could some one point me in the right direction please and if they have a how to guide that would be great or a video
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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 10, 2013 20:37 pm

Nope.
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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby Pinno » Tue Sep 10, 2013 20:47 pm

nicklouse wrote:Nope.


Whats with you monopolising the workshop thread - I guess your on 'duty' and can't watch the footie ?!

The next new post is mine. :P
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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby tomd50002 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 20:51 pm

Or can any one recommend a good crank set and BB for racing to fit a threaded BB, not looking to spend a lot, but want something that will last
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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 10, 2013 21:09 pm

pinarello001 wrote:
nicklouse wrote:Nope.


Whats with you monopolising the workshop thread - I guess your on 'duty' and can't watch the footie ?!

The next new post is mine. :P

What is this thing footie?

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Any that is not press fit or BB30

So any GXP or Shimano hollowtec 2, FSA Megaexo, Campy Ultra torque etc etc etc
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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby Pinno » Tue Sep 10, 2013 21:18 pm

nicklouse wrote:
pinarello001 wrote:
nicklouse wrote:Nope.


Whats with you monopolising the workshop thread - I guess your on 'duty' and can't watch the footie ?!

The next new post is mine. :P

What is this thing footie?

OP

Any that is not press fit or BB30

So any GXP or Shimano hollowtec 2, FSA Megaexo, Campy Ultra torque etc etc etc


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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby simonj » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:51 am

Standard threaded crank (Hollow, GXP, Megaexo etc) are 24mm cranks and can be made to fit BB30 frames with an adapter (not ideal as you get the worst of both standards), however BB30 are 30mm and cannot be made to fit a standard frame. I've had many bikes with BB30/PF30 and always had issues with them creaking a bit, it's not been a major issue as I just clean them out, regrease and they're sorted, but now I'm building a new bike I have specifically picked one with a standard BB, so I don't have to keep doing this. I have bought a Megaexo crank to go with it and will probably not go back to BB30/PF30 by choice. If I were in your situation, I would buy a Force GXP crank & BB, sell the Force BB30 so that the cost to change is not too big, if at a alter date you have a BB30 frame then get an adapter then.

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Re: Will 30bb fit English thread BB

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Sep 11, 2013 14:43 pm

The Rotor 30mm spindle crank will fit as it uses a 86mm long spindle which leaves enough room for external brearings whereas BB38 has a 68mm spindle which is simply too short to provide any room for anything. If you want SRAM, stick to GXP models.
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