Road Cycling - English or Italian threading?
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How can I tell if my bike is italian or english threaded?
Either stick one or the other or take it to a shop.
09-22-08, 12:25 PM
No. Don't thread one in unless you want to strip your bottom bracket shell. Italian in righty-tighty on both sides.
09-22-08, 12:27 PM
Measure the width of the shell.
68mm = English/BSA.
70mm = Italian.
09-22-08, 12:59 PM
English bb cartridge will slide right through an Italian bb. It should take you about a second to figure it out.
What bike do you have?
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