BB30 Bottom Bracket Adapter Question
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    BB30 Bottom Bracket Adapter Question

    I've read a few posts that seem to argue both sides. I just picked up a '09 Super Six and will initially transfer over my Dura-Ace 7800 group, but would like to switch over to Red at some point, as well as take advantage of the BB30 bottom bracket.

    If I install a non-BB30 crankset using the bottom bracket adapter, can it later be removed without damaging the bottom bracket if I decide to switch to a BB-30 crankset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscsig51
    I've read a few posts that seem to argue both sides. I just picked up a '09 Super Six and will initially transfer over my Dura-Ace 7800 group, but would like to switch over to Red at some point, as well as take advantage of the BB30 bottom bracket.

    If I install a non-BB30 crankset using the bottom bracket adapter, can it later be removed without damaging the bottom bracket if I decide to switch to a BB-30 crankset?
    Yes, you can now remove the BB30 to STD BB adapter safely from any Cannondale frame.

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    yes you can, i believe that cannondale now sell these specific removal tools to anyone so you could do it yourself. im looking at doing the same thing.

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    uscsi51:

    The official party line from Cannondale is that you should not remove the insert from a carbon fiber bottom bracket shell. You may remove the insert from a metal bottom bracket shell. My LBS owner says that he has removed it from many carbon fiber bottom bracket shells without any problems. I wouldn't risk it since it's an expensive frame, however the evidence suggest that you may do so without issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHL
    uscsi51:

    The official party line from Cannondale is that you should not remove the insert from a carbon fiber bottom bracket shell. You may remove the insert from a metal bottom bracket shell. My LBS owner says that he has removed it from many carbon fiber bottom bracket shells without any problems. I wouldn't risk it since it's an expensive frame, however the evidence suggest that you may do so without issues.

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    CHL...Cannondale has officially proclaimed it is safe to remove the adapter from carbon frames, as long as you or your LBS uses the correct procedure.

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