I need to revise my original request. I had a possibility come up earlier today and when I took a closer look at my Italian threaded BB I found it to be quite a bit worse than I thought. The adjustable cup side of the spindle has roughness on about 2/3 of the race area (other side is smooth), one notch in the lockring that is badly chipped (I was looking at the wrong side) and the fixed cup has had channel locks or vice grips on it (not horrible but you can see the marks). I would most likely use this as-is or try one of the smoothing techniques on the rough side if it would work for me, but it is more like "fair" condition than good for sure. I would be happy to pay something in addition to this for a good user English threaded BB if mine would be of use...
Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA
On 5/13/08, Doug Van Cleve <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Howdy folks.
> I have almost collected all the parts to do a just barely OT but I
> think KOF build of a 1984 frame set with a (mostly) 1984 Record/Super
> Record gruppo. The last thing I need is an English threaded BB. I
> have an Italian one that is used but good that I would like to trade.
> My spindle is marked "70 - SS" and the bearing surfaces all seem
> smooth. The fixed cup has the raised rings at that outside edge and
> spindle hole (thin cup?) with the threaded/rifled spindle holes. The
> adjustable cup is nice and the lockring has just a bit of deformation
> at two of the notches. The fixed cup has been manhandled a bit, but
> not to the point of affecting functionality. I would love to trand
> for an English one in similar condition. Any takers? Thanks in
> advance :^)
> Doug Van Cleve
> Chandler, AZ USA