Erickson Titanium Bottom Bracket: 145g! 111mm x 68mm Square Taper - Vintage 1990's - RARE (Near Mint+)
This is one of the ultimate square taper bottom brackets to come out of the 1990's aerospace era! It weighs a scant 156 grams, and sold for the insane price of $200 from roughly 1995-1998. It uses a spindle stiffening method similar to Sampson and the Boone Helix BB's, with an oversized and drilled out center section. These are absurdly scarce, and would be lovely on your weight-conscious retro mtb!
This bottom bracket was subject to a recall VERY early in production in 1995, reportedly only the first 200 made were sold before they caught the problem and fixed it for the rest of the production run. The recall states these problems came up mostly on "mountain bikes with severe use". I have not been able to determine for certain if this one was part of the recall. Here is the original recall.
We have a NOS one of these in 122mm HERE
Near mint or better very lightly used shape! The bearings feel new. Lockrings and cups show zero wear. Spindle tapers show signs of crank installation, but that's the only wear on this bb.
- 111 x 68mm
- Taper: JIS
- Bearings: Japanese IJK 6902RS sealed bearing cartridges, with additional water seals
- Ti spindle - alloy cups/lockrings
- Black and dark bronze cups