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    will this work?

    I have a older campagnolo nuovo record crankset that i used for my old fixed gear. I upgraded the drivetrain to a Miche crankset and bb. Could i use the campy crankset with the Miche BB. I am switching for training purposes.

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    Is the length of the Miche BB spindle appropriate? That's the main issue. I believe Miche BBs have ISO-tapered spindles, same as Campy BBs--and different from the JIS taper used by Shimano, TH, and pretty much everyone else who makes square taper BBs.
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    i believe that the spindle is long enough. I am just concerned about the compatibility of the bb with the crankset. i dont want to destroy either of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklyn
    i believe that the spindle is long enough. I am just concerned about the compatibility of the bb with the crankset. i dont want to destroy either of them
    Well, what you need to check is that the *taper* of the BB matches that of the crankset (the crankset is Campy, so it has an ISO taper). You might check Sheldon Brown's BB size database: http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html

    Is there any kind of marking on the Miche BB that would indicate its taper? Here's a fairly exhaustive r.b.t thread comparing the Campy and Shimano (ISO and JIS) BB tapers, including the physical measurements of the two which you can use to distinguish them: http://groups.google.com/group/rec.b...c08716cbc6917e
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    the Miche bb is ISO

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    Then it'll work The spindle and crank have the same taper, so there's no danger of damaging either! If the length is good, then it'll work fine.
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    thanks. for some reason when i was on sheldon's website i couldn't find the same info

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