Re: [CR]Track BB length question, NR and Sugino Might Competition

(Example: Racing)

Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:03:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Track BB length question, NR and Sugino Might Competition
To: dan kasha <dankasha@yahoo.com>, CR <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <87410.31812.qm@web38911.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


AFAIK, the Sugino Mighty was a pretty faithful clone of the Campy NR, except maybe Sugino might have switched the track crank from 151 to 144 a couple of years later than Campy. So I'd expect Sugino to use the same BB as Campy for a track crank and a given frame. One of the Campy-specific sites, or an old Sutherland's should list the axle length for NR track.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

dan kasha <dankasha@yahoo.com> wrote: I recently have gotten back into riding my track bike around and want to change the crank on it. It is a low-end Orbit (reynolds 500/531 fork) from about 1991, with a low end Stronglight crank and BB.

I have a nice Sugino Mighty Competition track crank (on-topic I think) that I want to put on it, but need to find a suitable BB. I don't know what length I would need for the spindle. I suspect it is similar to what a NR pista would have used (the cranks look similar), but I am not certain. I did a search of the archives with no clear results.

Would a NR bb work? What lenght spindle (for a BSC 68 mm bb) would an NR have used? If I buy a more mondern BB, does it have to be track specific, and what length BB should I be looking for? I really want to use a classic cup/cone BB, the cartridges just don't look right to me.

Any hints are welcome. Thanks, Dan Kasha Seattle, Wa PS Mercer Island loop is really fun on a track bike.

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