Replacement Octalink BB

turkeytickler Posts: 640
edited January 2012 in Workshop
Hi there

My Ultegra Octalink BB BB-6500 on my winter hack finally gave up the ghost after 8 years faithful service.

I cant find a like for like replacement, but there seems to be a fair amount of 105 BB-5500 knocking around between the £25-£30 mark.

There are other, lower spec Octalink BBs available but these appear to be "V2" for mtbs with deeper splines. I'm happy to forgo weight and longevity if I can spend £15 rather than £30 on a replacement as I'm a but skint after Christmas.

Does anyone know whether these V2 splined versions would work with my 6600 Ultegra double crankset?

Thanks in advance