[CR]BB English/French question

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From: "Mark Poore" <rauler47@hotmail.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 09:28:39 -0400
Subject: [CR]BB English/French question

Yesterday one of my mechanics was pulling a bottom bracket apart. The non-drive side was hard to get out so I chased the BB shell and put in a new cup and it fit like a champ. Then tried to put the old cup in and it got half way and started to seize up. Pulled the cup back out and checked the threads and they looked ok. Then checked the threads against the new cup and discovered that they were more or less threads per inch, don’t remember which, so I put in a new bottom bracket. The only thing I could think that could be the problem would be that it was a French cup that had been forced into the shell. Not having a clue to French BB threading I was hoping someone here could shed some light on this.

Thanks in advance,

Mark, three new old bikes on the way-you guys and gals are a bad influence, Poore