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BB386 in a BSA Frame


Kalahari Vegmot
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I'd like to fit a FSA BB386 crankset in my standard BSA 68mm road frame.

 

I can't seem to find the FSA adapter locally.

 

Will this e*13 adapter work? https://www.evobikes.co.za/components/bottom-brackets/e-thirteen-bsa-68-73mm-threaded-bottom-bracket.html

 

Would I need a wavy washer or something as well? It says "Spindle spacers and wave washer are not included and are superseded by the APS adjuster". I don't see an "APS adjuster" on the picture though. Am I missing something?

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Basically any BSA 68 BB for 30mm axle will work. You will need some spacers to take up the slack.

 

https://wheelsmfg.com/threaded-to-30mm-abec-3-bb-black.html

 

https://www.paragontech.co.za/product-category/bottom-brackets-spares/

 

 

to illustrate a few

 

The E13 unit requires their tool which I would avoid as not many shops will have it in stock so potentially extra cost for your account

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Or you could go to positivesportssolutions.co.za for 1/4 the price.

Baaaaaa :(

 

Where were you two days ago!?

 

I ended up getting a FSA ceramic BB386BSA as that's all that CRC had.....

 

Oh well I guess it's 2 grams lighter than the Token one, so, you know, speeeeeeed :ph34r:

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Whichever model of BB you purchase, ensure that it has good quality 6806 RS bearings.

SKF

NTN

FAG

I'm not a fan of overpriced enduro bearings nor do I buy into the "Designed for bicycles" tag line.

Token design concept is good but the bearings are pretty cheap and don't last. I've fitted SKF to mine and all good for the last 6months

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Whichever model of BB you purchase, ensure that it has good quality 6806 RS bearings.

SKF

NTN

FAG

I'm not a fan of overpriced enduro bearings nor do I buy into the "Designed for bicycles" tag line.

Token design concept is good but the bearings are pretty cheap and don't last. I've fitted SKF to mine and all good for the last 6months

Thanks. I got the genuine FSA one, which I'd hope is good quality, at least at the price they charge...

 

Found this video as well which I found quite insightful:

https://youtu.be/o7iZVfSDbiA

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