In preparing for the upcoming road season I am replacing all the stuff that gets worn out or makes noise or is just dangerous on the Pinarello.
Cables and brake pads - easy and standard ~50 dollars and a couple hours.
The BB had me worried as I have taken it to a couple shops and they gave me a blank look.
I dove in to the BB project myself a couple days ago. This BB was created after someone thought up BB30 but before they had actually created the parts. It is basically 2 bearings pressfit into the frame and then two aluminum CNC'd adapters to match the spindle of the crank.
I recently noticed a little bump in my steering and realized my headset has outlived its usefulness. This bump probably didn't help when I crashed on a bus tunnel grate a couple days ago. GRRR. This project really scared me, as it turns out it is basically 2 bearings pressfit into the frame, the bore just happens to match the size of the steertube.
Here is the best part. How much would you expect to pay for a replacement pinarello headset and BB? 100? 200? Way off. All four of the bearings mentioned above are the same size. All readily available. I got 4 for 30 dollars, shipped, thanks ebay!. I created my own bearing press fit tool out of a threaded rod, some nuts and some washers.