Bb386EVO Crank into BB30 frame - best B.B. ?

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stormur
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Bought from c-bear twice, both times excellent experience. emailed directly, paypal invoice/ data for bank transfer.. no issues. bit more expensive ( if itmust be shop ) : bike24 sells c-bear.
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MichaelB
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by MichaelB

Thanks Stormur (yep, bike24 has them, and shipped to Aus, they are same as RRP direct). Ends up similar price landed to the Wishbone one.

I also would prefer the screw in type and will check the tools required for the TriPeak and Wishbone ones.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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by MichaelB

And then there was another !!

From Merlin (in the UK), is this Token Ninja 7 in 1 that seems to do it all !!

Not a lot written there, but the installation instructions show that it's a screw together type. Will dig a bit more

Edit : BUGGER - only for Shimano or GXP cranks in the BB30 frame :|

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I'd think that the Wishbone remains your best bet.

If you can find it. Not sure who sells them and their website has gone offline, since we started talking about them.

Tools are just the standard BB cup socket or wrench.
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by MichaelB

bikerjulio wrote:I'd think that the Wishbone remains your best bet.

If you can find it. Not sure who sells them and their website has gone offline, since we started talking about them.

Tools are just the standard BB cup socket or wrench.


Cheers. Have found them on ebay here, and the seller is bike.more


One question that I'm trying to get my head around. Given that the likes of Praxis/Wheels Mfg/HSC do not do a BB30 Frame to BB386 crank, but do a BB30 to Shimano crank, and that the shell width is the same at 86.6mm (as the BB386EVO) but the crank spindle is 24 vs 30mm, wouldn't it just be a matter of putting in different bearings ?

Whether the bearing shell that they actually use is 42mm or 46mm, 30mm ID bearings are readily available, so for those that do not make a OTS item for what I am after, but do for the Shimano crank, is that a potential work around ?

Edit : It seems the bearings used for Shimano cranks are 37mm OD, and therefore my plan doesn't work :cry:

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