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Originally Posted by zukahn1
If you have nice BB with a 115mm that fits your frame you should be fine. Bolt everything together and I'm 95% sure everything should work good without problems.
+1, it almost HAS to work, given that the Campag bb is perhaps a bit more symmetrical than the Sugino MW68 spindle and thus the bb's drive-side cup flange can be shimmed out as needed.
Some of the better Campag cartridge bb's are flangeless and fully chainline-adjustable.
Response quoting Sutherland's:
"As said above you may need to run a 115mm or 116mm if your BB width is 70mm"
How would the width of the bb shell affect the crankset's chainline offset at all though?
I never "got" why an Italian bb used a longer spindle than for the same crankset mounted on a bike with an English bb.
It's not like the rear frame spacing was wider or that the crankarm wouldn't clear the bb cups, so why the longer spindle?