Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Sources for Italian Threaded BB for a Conversion
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03-25-09, 10:43 AM
OK, I am very familier with English threaded bottom brackets and cranks that will work with them and where to get them. I have a buddy who is building up a conversion with an Italian threaded bottom bracket. What's a good source for a compatible bottom bracket and track crankset? I tried searching, but couldn't come up with this exact question. Any help or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
03-25-09, 11:02 AM
Backcountry.com has very cheap Ultegra and Dura Ace bottom brackets but they are Octalink BBs for road bikes. Does it have to be a track crank?
Obviously, Campy and Miche will have them....just google around a bit or check Probikekit.com or some of the other Euro sites for the best price...
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Bottom Bracket, Italian Thread (http://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnolo-Nuovo-Record-Bottom-Bracket-Italian-Thread_W0QQitemZ160323552064QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item160323552064&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)
Shimano 70 x 110 ITALIAN Bottom Bracket Sq. Taper UN54 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-70-x-110-ITALIAN-Bottom-Bracket-Sq-Taper-UN54_W0QQitemZ260382118948QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item260382118948&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)
Campagnolo Nuovo Record Bottom Bracket Italian (http://cgi.ebay.com/Campagnolo-Nuovo-Record-Bottom-Bracket-Italian_W0QQitemZ300301673838QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item300301673838&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)
And many others if you search "Italian bottom bracket"
For square taper, Shimano UN-54 and Miche Primato can both be had at pretty much any shop for cheap. The former is JIS taper and the latter is ISO, depending on your crank choice.
Not a problem.
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