The Albion just posted up an interesting interview with Steve Crandall about the origins of the mid bottom bracket. My favorite part of it is when he talks about the industry meeting that was held to try to establish one bottom bracket standard amongst manufacturers. I still remember when that went down. We ended up with two standards rather than just one, mid and spanish. I think the deal was that Fly wasn’t willing to scrap their idea. All I know is that having two bottom bracket standards is way better than the road we were heading down back then. They only mention mid, spanish, and euro in the article, but believe me there were a lot more in the works. Probably closer to around 10. Just imagine the debacle that would have caused! Anyway hit up The Albion and check out the piece.