VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket



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Item: 271452

VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket


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  • VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket

    The VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket is a replacement bottom bracket for bikes with a 68mm bottom bracket shell and a 118mm wide bottom bracket.

    VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket Extra Info

    • Weighs approx 280g
    • Sealed Cartridge
    • Anodized aluminium barrel
    • Phosphate-coated cold-forged steel cups
  • Material: Aluminium
    Type: Bottom Brackets
    Weight: 280g
  • VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It fitted and it works This was 2mm shorter than original but it still fitted easily, They did not have the correct size in stock. The Pedal is now slightly closer to the frame but is hardly noticeable. So far very pleased, A simple repair that saved the bike from going in the skip, will update in 6months when I've done a few miles
    Date published: 2018-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from bottom bracket vp-bc73 excellent bottom bracket for my sons bike and easy to fit
    Date published: 2018-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good job very smooth Very good bottom bracket very smooth pedaling and absoloutly no side to side wobble yet.
    Date published: 2018-03-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheap, but possibly not great value These are reasonably priced and I was impressed to see an all metal construction. Whether they are good value might depend on your mileage. My first VP-BC73 68 x 118 has just worn out (it starting creaking and ticking) at 3200 miles. A cycling friend currently runs a similar BB from the leading manufacturer, which Halfords sell for a couple of pounds more, so his will work out cheaper in the long run.
    Date published: 2018-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made I bought this to convert the Octalink BB on my Rockhopper to a square taper, so chose it mainly on cost and was not disappointed, it seems well made. it's early days but seems as smooth as the Shimano models. Time will tell if it's as durable and reliable.
    Date published: 2017-11-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong for this price Good solid bottom bracket, steel cups are a bonus as cheap one's usually have plastic cups these days. Well worth the price. Easily fitted and so far fine
    Date published: 2017-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and easy to fit Very happy with product that I used to repair child's Carrera bike.
    Date published: 2017-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product was excellent I have used this product many times and find it good quality and competitively priced
    Date published: 2017-04-20
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VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket

£9.99 The VP-BC73 68 x 118 Square Taper Cartridge Bottom Bracket is a sealed unit with an aluminium barrel