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    converting bb threads

    im thinking about buying a frame off a friend that has an english theaded bb. what i want to know is could i have the threads converted to italian? i have a dura ace bb lying around begging for use...

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    Uh...
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    sometimes it hurts...
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    it's not just the threads, it's also the diameter of the shell, italian is slightly larger. plus, english is better, no unthreading and creaking.

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    Ebay the DA BB and buy an english. Don't ruin your frame...
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    You can.
    get a torch and an Italian BB shell and rebraze it onto your frame...








    OR just buy an english thread DA bb

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