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Old 02-27-06, 03:26 AM   #1
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Quick question about BB's...

Hi, im new to this forum...

I'm interested in buying a Campag Record Pista (Not because I want to show off but because I can get it for a pretty good deal) chainset w/ BB for my 2006 Felt TK2 frameset and was wondering a couple of questions about the BB.

What is the difference between Italian and English threads?
Is a Felt TK2 (2006) frameset compatible with Italian threads?
Are all bikes compatible with both threads?

Thanks for all the help
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Old 02-27-06, 04:08 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dori_Matt
Hi, im new to this forum...

I'm interested in buying a Campag Record Pista (Not because I want to show off but because I can get it for a pretty good deal) chainset w/ BB for my 2006 Felt TK2 frameset and was wondering a couple of questions about the BB.

What is the difference between Italian and English threads?
Here is a good definition of bottom bracket types (from Sheldon Brown):
http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom


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Is a Felt TK2 (2006) frameset compatible with Italian threads?
Here's the product page for your bike:

http://www.feltracing.com/06/06_track/

The fact that they don't mention bottom bracket specs anywhere makes you believe it's almost certainly English. If it was Italian, they would mention it for sure. Lovely bike, BTW ;-)


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Are all bikes compatible with both threads?
No. The different types are not compatable, but English and Italian bottom brackets are both commonly available.


FWIW, you can get Record Pista BB's in either English or Italian flavors.
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Old 02-27-06, 04:38 AM   #3
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Here is a good definition of bottom bracket types (from Sheldon Brown):
http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom
Thanks, that made it alot clearer now. Def. worth bookmarking it.

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Here's the product page for your bike:

http://www.feltracing.com/06/06_track/

The fact that they don't mention bottom bracket specs anywhere makes you believe it's almost certainly English. If it was Italian, they would mention it for sure. Lovely bike, BTW ;-)
Thankyou, yeah that's what i thought, i checked there and was curious that the BB wasn't shown.


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No. The different types are not compatable, but English and Italian bottom brackets are both commonly available.
Damn it.

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FWIW, you can get Record Pista BB's in either English or Italian flavors.
Yeah, but unfortunately the deal has only the Italian thread BB available ATM, Ill get the shop can to get some stock in when i get a little more cash in hand.

Thanks for all the help. Appreciate it alot.
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