Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Originally Posted by DieselDan
English and Italian threads are so close they're interchangable.
However, since the thread profile differs, many mechanics recommend strongly against switching back and forth between Italian and English freewheel threads. Your Campag. hub may be stamped "BSC," which would indicate it was manufactured with English threading.
Because your present freewheel is definitely English-threaded (I have never seen a French or Italian threaded Japanese freewheel), I do not see a problem with swapping in a 7-speed freewheel, unless it is an Italian-threaded Regina (unlikely).
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069