Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - Campy track bottom bracket
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03-24-06, 08:51 AM
I just picked up a used frameset with an installed campy bottom bracket. I gotta stick with campy for the bb since my cranks are also campy, but the bb is less than smooth. Also it is a little rusty towards the start of the square taper parts. Are these older bbs serviceable? I was reading that the post 2001 ones are not.
Is it a better idea to just buy a new one or is it possible to service it given it's current state? Would most bike shops carry the necessary parts to do this?
Very servicable, that's the beauty of the older campy BBs.
Most LBSs will have ball bearings to replace the existing ones
(if they need it).
Only one campy BB that I've worked on (ok not that many) has needed
the races ground and I used polishing compound for that.
replacement BB spindles are also available (frequently seen on ebay).
I'd open it up, clean the old grease etc out, regrease it and see how
it spins. If rough then use polishing compound, if after that its still
rough might be time for new BB.
you should be able to polish off the ends of the taper with some
gentle application of emory cloth or something like McGuires chrome
uninstall,clean,wipe,grease,install and ride!
anything before 1995 is good to go!
the rider formerly known as Campy Jr.
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