29 March, 2010

Italian BBs and new Cable Colors

We've added some new products:



We now have Grand Cru bottom brackets in Italian sizes. They are JIS taper so you can use Sugino and most other popular cranksets, including the upcoming VO and Grand Cru models. Here is an article that explains BB threading and selection. Like our other BBs, these have alloy cups, alloy bodies, over sized sealed bearing, and hollow boron axles.


We also have three new colors of cable kits, brown, orange, and dark green. Of course we'll still stock black, white, red, blue, and metallic braid. All colors are available in both shift and brake kits which include cables and ferrules. The new production kits are a little longer; this is a running change in all colors.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the colors, now I can complete my new hipster fixie in style.

Anonymous said...

a quick bit of feedback on the cables. I bought one of the first runs of metallic braid cable kit. I just installed it and find that the derailler cables tend to stretch quite a bit. The kit itself is very nice--includes everything you need to cable a bike, housing lengths are generous, caps and ferules are a nice touch (I love that one side of the housing has caps already crimped-on--nice touch).
All in all a very good kit at a good price...

Allan Pollock

Joshua said...

Fun! How well is the orange a match for the logowork on the Polyvalant/Rando frames? It might be a bit much, but I'm tempted to try it... With my polyvalant shaping up to be such a monochromatic build, it'd be nice to pull a touch more of the color from the logos into the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the cable kits (esp the metallic braid) available in tandem lengths so that us recumbent riders could purchase them too!

Anonymous said...

If I shellac the orange cables what color will they turn out ?

Should I wrap them in cotton tape first ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stocking Italian-threaded cart. BBs! Now you have the Big Three, so to speak...

Anonymous said...

how do you trim the metallic braided cables?

Martin said...

How about a Swiss BB for an 1980 Motobecane (with and SR 86BCD crankset)?

Fingers crossed...

WickedCold said...

Oh man... I JUST bought a whole Polyvalent kit and was thinking how I wished there was a set of orange cables. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

colors, pretty colors. who says you can't be a VO fan and a trendoid too ?

Anonymous said...

Second (or third, or..) to longer housing lengths, especially for the metallic braid. I use barcons on a 61cm bike and I run the cables under the bar tape. I'd like to try your metallic braid housing but your standard lengths are not long enough. The stem and seatpost are just fine, though, so thanks for the great products.

GhostRider said...

@Anon. 6:58 -- you trim the braided casings just like you would a regular casing...it's got a plastic coating over the braid. I use a Dremel-type tool with a cutoff wheel with great success -- nice clean cuts with no crushing or "fang".

Anonymous said...

I would love to find cables in the mustard yellow spectrum (like pantone 810 or RGB 0xFFC60D).
Any chance of a color like that showing up?