[CR]RE: Italian threaded hubs?

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From: "Mark Ritz" <ritzmon@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:57:04 -0800
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Subject: [CR]RE: Italian threaded hubs?

Kevin asked: Got the chance to get a pair of Record SF hubs, but their 'Italian threaded' Am I correct in thinking Italian and British threads are OK to mix,

I'd like to fit a British threaded freewheel, or alternatively are Italian freewheels readily avaiable?

I sez: It's been my understanding is that you can put a British freewheel on an Italian threaded hub, but you can't go back after doing so. The threads are a "Class B Fit" which slightly damages the threads. As long as you don't try to switch back and forth, you should be safe.

Cheers, Mark "mix-a-lot" Ritz Still bummed about missing the show last week in Foggy Arcata, CA http://www.kinetic-koffee.com