We have repaired stripped out English thread frames to Italian size more
Critical is to see how thick the BB shell is and how/who the bike is to be
ridden. For hard racing/riding if the wall is too thin, then the BB housing
You can do one side or both, because the size is different enough in size
not to interfere with the thread from R or L.
If you use the same model cup then it makes no diff to the spindle what
thread it is, and the Campag cups are marked so only someone with little or
no experience should have a problem when taking apart sometime.
The caveat is to have someone who has a feel and is a qualified
mechanic/craftsmen do it. with GOOD tools.
Saves from replacing the entire BB in a frame not to mention the financial
Palos Verdes Estates
> At 08:00 PM 22/02/2008 +0000, Richard Robinson wrote:
>>Can you use an Italian threaded
>>Campagnolo BB cups with an English threaded BB shell?
> Italian threads are 36 mm x 24 tpi, RH both sides. English are 1.370" x 24
> tpi, LH on the drive side and RH on the left. 1.370" is 34.798 mm, so the
> left side can be easily tapped out to Italian. Tapping out the right side
> to a RH thread would be messier. In theory it's possible and you may have
> to Loctite the Italian cup in place and leave a surprise for the next
> owner. It would be interesting to hear if someone has successfully done
> Also, Italian BBs are 70 mm wide and English are 68 mm, so if you're using
> the Italian spindle, the LH cup will stick out 2 mm beyone the lockring.
> This would be an iffy way to cheap out just because you already have an
> Italian BB and don't want to buy an English one and would cost more in the
> long run if you don't have the tools and skills to do it yourself. A much
> neater and easier solution would be to find an English BB.
> John Betmanis
> Woodstock, Ontario