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Sugino bottom bracket

Yes! Sugino products are fantastic. All my bikes are fitted with Sugino BBs. Very well engineered, long lasting, and reasonably priced for the quality.
 
Yes! Sugino products are fantastic. All my bikes are fitted with Sugino BBs. Very well engineered, long lasting, and reasonably priced for the quality.
Thanks, that's good to know. Do you need any proprietary tool for installation/removal? For the T47 I'm looking at they want you to buy this: https://www.suginoltd.co.jp/store/products/detail.php?product_id=32 as well, can I not just use a Park Tool cup: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-BBT-47-12-12-Notch-Bracket/dp/B09JBG5V28?
 
Sorry, I don't know about that specific model. I only use old fashioned square taper BBs, which use common standards, but it looks like you might need the proprietary tool for that model.
 
For the price of the BB the tool should be included. If you have the Park Tool I'd buy another brand of ceramic BB. But I've never had a situation where I've wished my BB was ceramic. I could buy more speed and save a heap of money by cutting back on my fried food.
 
I have a ceramic Sugino BB which I used to put in for TTs. The electric blue colour was a psychological boost if nothing else. I do my work at the bike shop but as far as I remember I used the same tools to switch between Shimano and Sugino.

In the days before compact cranksets, you could switch your standard 39 tooth inner Shimano chainring with a Sugino 38, which together with an 11/25 cassette was a gamechanger!

But yeah, thumbs up for Sugino.

Andy
 
I don't have Sugino cups on my bikes, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Like everyone here I assume, I can be pretty particular about what I put on my bike. Dura Ace cups were ¥5000 and in stock at Y's Road when I upgraded my crankset so that is what I went with from the ¥3000 Tiagra level cups that came with my bike. I couldn't tell the difference between to two.

As for Sugino, I wouldn't have second thoughts at all about putting Sugino cups if that was what was on the shelf when I was in the shop. That is assuming I wouldn't have to buy a specialized tool for installation/removal. I love supporting smaller companies, and those that I come across in Japan routinely put out products that have excellent quality.
 
Thanks, that's good to know. Do you need any proprietary tool for installation/removal? For the T47 I'm looking at they want you to buy this: https://www.suginoltd.co.jp/store/products/detail.php?product_id=32 as well, can I not just use a Park Tool cup: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-BBT-47-12-12-Notch-Bracket/dp/B09JBG5V28?
Yes, you can just use the T47 Park Tool instead but it looks like some care would be necessary to ensure the tool doesn't slip off, causing damage to the BB.

When I replaced the bearings in a Trek bottom bracket I used the tool that Praxis sells combined with a torque wrench, and it worked perfectly. The 24mm inner slot(?) of this tool fits inside the inner bearing race of the BB (where the crank goes), so as long as you hold the tool down as you tighten the BB there's no chance of the tool slipping off and causing damage. Purchased it here:

 
Yes, you can just use the T47 Park Tool instead but it looks like some care would be necessary to ensure the tool doesn't slip off, causing damage to the BB.

When I replaced the bearings in a Trek bottom bracket I used the tool that Praxis sells combined with a torque wrench, and it worked perfectly. The 24mm inner slot(?) of this tool fits inside the inner bearing race of the BB (where the crank goes), so as long as you hold the tool down as you tighten the BB there's no chance of the tool slipping off and causing damage. Purchased it here:

That Praxis tool looks better, pressing the tool against the frame plus its protruding slot that engages with the bb should prevent slipping. Thanks!
 
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