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bb30 fsa chainset help

Postby elderone » Mon Sep 23, 2013 21:10 pm

I bought a frame that takes a bb30 and have seen fsa gossamer chain sets that are 50/34 compact,which is what I want.
My problem is they say they are 10 speed but I want to run shimano 8 speed.will the above chainset run a shimano 8 speed set up.
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Re: bb30 fsa chainset help

Postby nicklouse » Mon Sep 23, 2013 21:24 pm

no problem.
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Re: bb30 fsa chainset help

Postby elderone » Mon Sep 23, 2013 21:35 pm

thanks nicklouse that's good news.
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bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby elderone » Mon Sep 23, 2013 23:33 pm

I have a boardman team frame coming for my winter build and it needs a bb30 bottom bracket.Now before I sort one of those out and chainsets etc,I was wondering is there a way that I can fit a bottom bracket that can take the shimano compact chain set I already have that runs my 8 speed set up.
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Re: bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby nicklouse » Mon Sep 23, 2013 23:58 pm

sure buy an adaptor or a KCNC converter BB
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Re: bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby jordan_217 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 06:52 am

I'm just waiting to fit the Shimano bb cups to my BB30 > BSA conversion. I used the FSA adapter sleeve and loctite'd it in place with 609 retaining compound:

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I'm looking forward to a creak free ride......
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Re: bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby elderone » Tue Sep 24, 2013 09:17 am

thanks for replies,much appreciated.Turns out its an older frame and has a standard bottom bracket.
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Re: bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby smidsy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 09:28 am

elderone wrote:thanks for replies,much appreciated.Turns out its an older frame and has a standard bottom bracket.


That is a major result then, BB30 free zone :D
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Re: bottom bracket swap outs..

Postby elderone » Tue Sep 24, 2013 09:44 am

smidsy wrote:
elderone wrote:thanks for replies,much appreciated.Turns out its an older frame and has a standard bottom bracket.


That is a major result then, BB30 free zone :D

You would think so,but may turn out a more expensive now :(
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Another BB question.

Postby elderone » Tue Sep 24, 2013 09:53 am

Having discovered I don,t need a bb30 I have found out the BB for this frame (boardman team alu 2010) requires a gxp truvativ team bb.I think sram is the same.Halfords sell this at £24 so not big problem.
What I would really like to know is,if I have to get sram chain set at 50/34 will it still run shimano 8 speed equipment.
Also, is there a way to make this BB work with the shimano chainset I lready have.
thanks for any help.
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Re: Another BB question.

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:37 am

it does not require a gxp BB it is a standard threaded BB if your current frame is BSA thread and the same width 68mm then use that.

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Re: Another BB question.

Postby elderone » Tue Sep 24, 2013 13:23 pm

Thanks nicklouse,Im only going off what Halfords said when I phoned them and they said was a gxp.
So what is a standard BB and will it run shimano.
sorry for the silly questions but want to make sure I order the right thing.
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Re: Another BB question.

Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 24, 2013 13:48 pm

read http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... m-brackets

yes it will run a shimano BB, but if it will run your BB depends if yours is BSA "standard" or if it is italian.
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