I have just been given a Raleigh mountain bike which I was going to reassemble as a cheep bike for someone. I was wondering if I can replace the old cup and cone bottom bracket with a 68mm taper square cartridge type as its a little notchy and I have a spare cartridge BB. The frame itself is a Y type and looks quite strong and not too heavy. I think its a Raleigh Max in Yellow / Red. I know its yesteryears technology but if it gets some use by someone who cares?
does anyone know if I can replace a cup and cone bottom bracket with a taper square sealed cartridge type. The Raleigh is sat on the bike stand, now sporting an FSA headset and RST front forks, the raleigh stickers have been removed, the old cables are in the bin, I have tightened the spokes and trued the rear wheel, the front and rear mechs have been cleaned, freed and lubed.
If anyone has a spare 7 speed in good nick can they contact me.