vintage bikes and BB troubles
I love to resurrect old bikes: french, italian, english yada yada
here in sunny california, getting a 35+ year old bike in relatively rust free condition is not at all abnormal, but since the weather is so nice, most of them are ridden to death, and usually almost never if ever maintained.
so the question is: is there ANY way to convert the italian, or swiss, or french threaded BB's to standard ISO threading? either by modifying the BB itself, or the frame?
or is a $150 phil wood BB the only choice for a crispy european BB?
hopefully someone out there is a frame builder or machinist with some bike knowledge and can shed some light on this.
I have access to a machine shop, and could probably have most anything done on a CNC mill or lathe or whatever.