Sugino Titanium Bottom Bracket Spindle

Was there many titanium bottom brackets going around in the 80’s?

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No, because they were made from pure Ti and waaaaaaaaay too flexible and not strong. For a hollow square taper spindle you can’t beat high alloyed steel.

There were lots made, not that many survived, and some of the fails were spectacular enough to dissuade a whole generation. Cue Laurent Fignon …


To my knowledge Sugino Ti is much rarer than Campagnolo Ti.