Hollowtech II in BB30

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herzog
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Hollowtech II in BB30

Postby herzog » 11 May 2011, 11:55pm

After a bit of advice...

I have a Shimano Hollowtech II crankset (Ultegra comact 6700) and I've recently acquired a frame with a BB30. I'd like to use the Hollowtech II cranks on the new frame (Bianchi Sempre), but as I understand it I'll need an adapter. Before I buy anything I'd like to know that I'm not going to be wasting cash by getting the wrong thing. Would this be suitable:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/fsa-bb30-conversion-kit/
Or this
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sram-bb30-to-bsa-adapter-kit/

I'm guessing they are, but would like a bit of advice before purchasing (I've had a bike with BB30 before). Would I have to remove any piece of the BB30 unit before installing the adapter? Finally, what benefits would the more expensive SRAM branded unit give?

Thanks,
Herzog