Re: [CR]TA Bottom Bracket questions

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Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 22:15:28 -0400
From: "Jeff Slotkin" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]TA Bottom Bracket questions
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At 09:30 PM 8/6/2001 -0400, wrote:
>In a message dated 8/6/01 5:15:50 PM, writes:
><< I can tell you that a Shimano cartridge is a different taper angle. This I
>checked, and while I know some people torque 'em on there and ride anyway,
>it seems like an especially bad idea to me.
> >>
>The taper angle is 2 degrees on Stronglight and TA and Shimano and everything
>but Superbe Pro. It's the width of the taper that's different.
>Phil Brown

Hmmm. I pressed my T/A's onto a Shimno UN72 by hand, and observed a substantial gap on all four sides of the spindle where it faced me. It was obviously touching on the inside, no? There was no gap on the T/A spindle. In my case, the taper is different.

I would have preferred to use the UN72 on this bike, because it gets used in slush and the T/A isn't sealed. I'll be in there twice a year, I suppose.