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Old 10-12-2017, 03:26 PM
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What is your favorite PF30 BB/adapter?

Seems like there are even issues with Praxis Works, Parlee, Wheels Mfg., so what is your go-to BB when you must do PF?
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:10 PM
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CK is the best one that DOESNT thread the 2 cups together internally.
Praxis are pretty nice as well, the threading-together design is pretty great.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:18 PM
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CK has a better record for working with no creaking, alignment problems, or other issues. It simply works.

I've had a couple Praxis units and found that, depending on the frame, they don't leave enough room to run Di2 wires through the bottom bracket. It was particularly a problem at one point with Moots, enough so that Praxis singled Moots out on their website as a potential issue.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:19 PM
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I'm 2 years in with my Praxis conversion and no complaints
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:45 PM
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Seems like there are ever issues with Praxis Works, Parlee, Wheels Mfg., so what is your go-to BB when you must do PF?
Should this say "ever", "even", or "never" issues? I've always heard good things about the Praxis ones.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:47 PM
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Should this say "ever", "even", or "never" issues? I've always heard good things about the Praxis ones.
Fixed, thank you Sir!
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:55 PM
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That's what I'm here for. I did a ton of reading on these a while back and it seemed like the Praxis Works was the best option, imo. Either that going all the way and gluing one of those Sram threaded adaptors into the frame.

Fortunately I came to my senses and just bought a different frame that came with a threaded BB
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:21 PM
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That's what I'm here for.
lol, wish I had a mission statement like that!

Seems like the only way to minimize noise is to Loctite the damn things in. That said, how is the Chris King different? Looks like they are just pressed in as well, plus you also have an adapter (to fit Shimano) which is also a press fit. arrgh!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:39 PM
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Wheels

I like the Wheels MFG.- It threads together in the middle- this keeps it tight in the frame, and also keeps each cup from moving independently.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:35 PM
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I had great success with kogel.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:08 PM
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Parlee
If you have a problem with the Parlee part (especially if you're riding Campagnolo), you're doing something wrong. Or something with your bike is wrong. Personally, I haven't had an issue with the Wheels Mfg one either (that was running Shimano 9000), but I don't feel that it's as a perfect of a part as the Campagnolo Parlee one is.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:19 PM
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I like the Wheels MFG.- It threads together in the middle- this keeps it tight in the frame, and also keeps each cup from moving independently.
I like Wheels MFG as well. I use the BB86 version in one of my bikes, and it works great. Also, it is the smoothest BB I have ever had (I use the version with the angular contact bearings) when it comes to the spin test, not that it means much.

By the way, to the OP, I have a brand new PF30 version for sale. I bought it for another project which I ended up not building. Let me know if it is of any interest.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:59 PM
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If you have a problem with the Parlee part (especially if you're riding Campagnolo), you're doing something wrong. Or something with your bike is wrong. Personally, I haven't had an issue with the Wheels Mfg one either (that was running Shimano 9000), but I don't feel that it's as a perfect of a part as the Campagnolo Parlee one is.
Did you Loctite the Parlee bb, use grease, or dry?
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:45 PM
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As a frugal home mechanic, the Wheels MFG is a great deal...installed on many bikes as it just plain works and have never had any complaints/creaking issues. Plus its a fair amount less expensive than the others. The bearings are super smooth and have 8000miles on one with no issues, including a fair amount of bad weather rides.

No experience with the CK, but I'm one of those folks that thinks CK is over-priced. Not that its not good stuff, but I'd run a $20 Shimano BB all day before shucking out $150 for Fred points.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:06 PM
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CK has a better record for working with no creaking, alignment problems, or other issues. It simply works.

I've had a couple Praxis units and found that, depending on the frame, they don't leave enough room to run Di2 wires through the bottom bracket. It was particularly a problem at one point with Moots, enough so that Praxis singled Moots out on their website as a potential issue.
Praxis here too. But agree with the Di2 issue. Sheared a cable before realizing the problem so had to switch back and run the CK with Shimano crank.
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