>>1836185>this may be due to having been rotated to a different orientation during maintenance>>1836364>/n/ constantly shills square taper and this thread is the first that i've seen this failure mode being mentioned
Brandt is talking about loose ball bearing units, which he would:>have the highest quality version of which would last a long time>service >put extreme stress on riding in the alps on high geared bikes
Everyone now rides cartridge units, and replaces them when the bearings wear out. The spindle will easily outlast the bearings and so that is not a relevant mode of failure.
Cartridge units also make taper wear less significant as they greatly increase service intervals.
This is not to say that square taper units are perfect or superior, they're not, but the issues that face them now are different than in the JB era.
In 5 years when all the UN55s are gone it will be different again and square taper will make less sense, as the good in production cartridges (IRD) are twice as expensive.
Do you understand?