Originally Posted by HillRider
Right, he did say it "wouldn't go in", not that it was too small. I'm still not sure if the threads didn't match or the cups bottomed out before they were all the way installed.
See post #4. In other words, there's no problem with the threading in the Paramount's bottom bracket (or fork, for that matter). The problem is that the "English" cup(s) has bad threads; either that or (more likely, in my experience) operator error (starting the cup at an angle so that it started to cross-thread).
As Sheldon B. says above, the original poster should simply install the "English" bottom bracket spindle (the spindle intended for use with 68-mm bottom brackets) to get rid of that extra 2 mm of lockring-side BB cup sticking out and call it a day. While the spindle is out of the frame, I'd also try the "English" cups again if their threads pass close inspection under a strong light.
Last edited by Trakhak; 04-22-06 at 08:59 AM.