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    META Severian's Avatar
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    Campy bottom bracket question

    Pretty simple. It's coming off of a vintage touring bike. Everything (post washing) is in lovely condition. I'm just kinda confused about how many bearings I SHOULD have.

    Note: I made damn sure I didn't lose any down the sink. I'm not that stupid.

    Current bearing count is 21.

    any thoughts?

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    I used to remember all the bearings in campys bb and hubs. The general rule of thumb is to fill it all up, then remove one.
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    It sounds like you lost one so look inside the bb shell or cups. All of the loose ball cup-and-cone bb's I've ever seen used nine 1/4" balls per side with retainers and eleven 1/4" balls per side with no retainers.

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