The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like. Australian Cycling Forums Skip to content. Australian Cycling Forums on Strava. Outboard bearing bottom brackets for touring. Information on the Vivente web site is pretty strongly against them for touring and recommend square taper instead.
Questions about touring bikes are by far the most frequently-asked on this blog — and many are from people buying or building bikes for epic expeditions across continents, or even cycling round the world. In order for this project to be useful to as many people as possible, my task was to find the perfect balance of expedition touring bike design principles, distilling years of accumulated thinking behind world touring bike design into a single standard machine which could then be tweaked to suit each individual rider. Final pass in Central Asia. My favourite story-in-progress is that of Adam Sultan , who has at the time of writing crossed a continent and a half since and is now somewhere in deepest Southeast Asia after several years on the road.
This is an SKF brand bottom bracket. The red cup slips off to allow the unit to be threaded into the bottom bracket shell. Looking at the late Mr. Clink this link for a discussion of gears and gearing.