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Old 02-05-12, 02:16 PM   #1
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Campy bb

If a bike has Campy, does that mean the bb is Italian threaded? or can it be English threaded? A friend has a 2000 Litespeed with Daytona and wants to replace his double with a compact. I'm debating between suggesting to him go with Campy Centaur at $400 or something like a FSA SL-K carbon crank which is half the price or even more, $200 or even less. I don't know what his bottom bracket is threaded.
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Only if the frame set is Italian made, Litespeed would use British standard.

Campag sells a lot more Brit stuff around the world than to Italian builders at home.
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You can get Campy cranks for a lot less than $400.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/pp/roa...sets-Road/CHAR
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He could probably get an older (used or new) crankset to use with his existing BB. I assume it's square taper for a 2000, but not sure.
Depends if he wants new bling, or just something functional with lower gears. I bought a NOS (New old stock) Veloce compact for $45 or so (without BB)
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The $400 is the Campy Power Torque, carbon crank.
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Campy bottom brackets come in both Italian and BSC (ISO) threading. A Litespeed will always be an ISO 1.37x24tpi R+L thread. If removing his old Bb for him, don't forget that that the right cup has a left thread.
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The $400 is the Campy Power Torque, carbon crank.
Well, t here is a wide range of options. If he wants to spend $400, he certainly can. But I hope he knows that's near the top end of prices.
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The Power Torque Cranksets are not differentiated Italian or English. It is only the relatively inexpensive bottom bracket cups that differentiate between Italian and English threading.
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