May 2, 12 7:19
Re: Specialized -- a RANT! [prattzc]
The major problem
the shiv and cannondale and TM01 have (and potentially the P5) are the cranksets. Between BB30 and BBright, the tools are not as universal
(due to being relatively new) as most BB's that are out in the market. Once they become the standard, then it won't be an issue too.
Ummm...what special (or not easily attainable) tools are required to install a PF30 BB into a BBright or BB30 frame and then install the crankset? A headset press (or, just a length of all-thread and some appropriate washers and nuts works fine - that's what I used) along with an allen key and a torque wrench.
Now then, the bearing removal tool is not something that most folks would have...but, I was able to order one off of Amazon (it was only ~$30 shipped) and have it in hand in less than a week. My bike shop had the tool and would have let me use it, BTW...however, I decided I'd rather have one of my own, especially since it also comes with a set of installation "spacers" that would do a slightly better job than just the flat washers I had used previously.
I'm not seeing how this is a "major problem" for all of those bikes. The problem Bob had was related to the specific crankset he was using in a BB30 frame and tools required to take that particular crankset apart...NOT any result of the particular BB configuration.
(This post was edited by Tom A. on May 2, 12 7:20)