RE: [CR]Italian BB in English BB shell, can it be done?


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:07:05 -0800
To: Howard Darr <hdarr@embarqmail.com>, Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
From: Mitchell Gass <mitchell@gassworks.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]Italian BB in English BB shell, can it be done?
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At 12:26 PM 2/22/2008, Howard Darr wrote:
>How much would this cost to have this done.

Tapping British BB threads to Italian is the emergency measure that's available if you strip your threads. And because the right-hand cup on Italian and French BBs is right-hand threaded, it can loosen up if not securely tightened

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_i-k.html#italian

Best not to tap to Italian unless and until you have to. I understand that British BBs are somewhat easier to find these days than Italian ;-)

Mitchell Gass Berkeley, CA, USA
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>[mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Phil Brown
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>Subject: Re: [CR]Italian BB in English BB shell, can it be done?
>
>A question for the mechanics out there. Can you use an Italian threaded
>Campagnolo BB cups with an English threaded BB shell? I know you can
>use
>Italian freewheels on English hubs and perhaps headsets, but I was not
>sure
>about BBs.
>
>Sure can after you ream and retap.
>Phil Brown
>Just clearing in Berkeley, Calif.