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Phil Woods Bottom Bracket: Worth the $$$ (???)(4 posts)

Phil Woods Bottom Bracket: Worth the $$$ (???)MeDotOrg
Jul 23, 2001 9:51 AM
Looking at upgrading equipment on my new bike frame. How does the Phil Wood bottom bracket compare to, say, Campy Record or Chorus? Worth the $$$$ ?
Oh so sweet, but....grzy mnky
Jul 23, 2001 10:21 AM
...they don't build them with the splined design b/c of patent issues. So a Phil Wood BB will work if you're using the square taper design. BTW - hd one on my old road bike since 1981 - the thing has been halfway around the world and back and I've *never* even taken it out. That's 20 years of out of sight/out of mind.
re: Phil Woods Bottom Bracket: Worth the $$$ (???)zelig
Jul 23, 2001 10:39 AM
I've been using Phil products since 1974. Hubs and then later BB's. As noted, they don't make their BB's with a splined axle. It's probably too much money to pay to Shimano for licensing rights which is too bad.

The BB's are truly install and forget. Their sealed bearings have excellent seals and I wouldn't have a bike, unless I'm using Shimano splined axle cranks, without a Phil BB. I run DA except for Campy cranks and Phil BB's. Their customer service is excellent and although Phil's retired, the family continues to run the business. If you decide on one of their BB's, I'd order direct.

This due to the profliferation of axle lengths, tapers, etc.

Definitely worth the money. If the bearings do need replacement, they can do it quickly. The stuff is built to last. Highly recommended.
Yes....very much so2 Phil's and a Dean
Jul 24, 2001 11:00 PM
There stuff is great, have not tried it on my roadie yet. Got their custom built disc wheels and magnium Ti btm bkt on my single speed and their custom built disc wheels on my gearie.
But then i also ride their bikes....
You get what you pay for...