I've got a Bianchi Veloce with 9 speed veloce components. I'd like to swap out the standard Veloce crank for the compact. It looks like I'll need to change the bottom bracket. I believe the standard crank takes a 111mm and the compact takes a 102mm. Has anyone made this change? Will the standard front deraileur work ok? I've heard that the compact specific isn't needed, but am looking for some first hand info. The compact cranks I've found are listed as 10 spped. Any compatibility concerns with a 9 speed drive train? Thanks!
One more thing...My Bianchi is an 03 model. (made in Italy) Does anyone know if these are English or Italian thread bottom brackets?