Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-06-08, 03:02 PM   #1
alexanderelwood
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bottom bracket and fork threading HELP!!!!

Hey I just recently bought this faggin track bike which as far as I can tell has an Italian threaded bb. Now im a total noob so I need some help figuring out what exact bb with spindle length I need.Like i'll look on ebay and there giving me all kinds of measurements and I have no idea what they are. So I NEED HELP!!

and The fork is a threaded fork and I assume since the bottom bracket is Italian threading, wouldn't that mean that the fork would be italian threading also?? I am a total noob and ready to learn. check the pic.

Last edited by alexanderelwood; 06-09-08 at 12:05 PM.
alexanderelwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-08, 03:11 PM   #2
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 28,918
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Measure the width of the bottom bracket shell. If it's 68 mm the frame is English threaded. If it's 70 mm it's Italian. The spindle width (and type) you need will be determined by the crank you choose so no recommendation is possible right now.

Italian threaded headsets and forks are usable with English threaded headsets and forks. The thread diameter and pitch are the same but the thread form is slightly different. If you install an English headset on that fork, you will be fine but don't go back to Italian afterwards.
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-08, 04:00 PM   #3
alexanderelwood
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks! that really helps.
Do u guys have any Idea on what size crank arms I should use? like 165mm I guess?
alexanderelwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-08, 09:04 PM   #4
ultraman6970
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
With that bike u can use anything u want actually. What is important is to get the right stuff for it. I imagine that u know that u cant use that bike in any UCI events... nice bike.. loved it have fun
ultraman6970 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 AM.