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  • Bottom Bracket Swap

     BMR updated 11 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 5 Posts
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  • BMR

    1 October 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Hi all,

    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?

  • BMR

    10 October 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Just to ask again,

    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.

    Thanks. Brian.

  • MiniMental

    10 October 2009 at 8:41 pm

    just try it and see if it works mate lol, you can always put the old one back in 🙂


  • tomlevell

    10 October 2009 at 10:08 pm


    You’ll need the correct shell length, probably 68mm.

    And also the correct axle width but you’ll have to measure that or it might be stamped on the BB somewhere.

  • BMR

    11 October 2009 at 9:11 am

    Thanks guys,

    When I get a few mins inbetween jobs i will strip the old bottom bracket out and check it out.


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