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Old 06-14-04, 10:52 PM   #1
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Is the Bottom Bracket on a Bianchi Pista threaded English or Italian?

I just picked up a sweet pair of Dura Ace track cranks, so I'm looking for a BB to match for my 2004 pista, just want to make sure I get the threading correct.
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Old 06-14-04, 11:31 PM   #2
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Figuring that Bianchi is Italian I would assume the later.
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Figuring that Bianchi is Italian I would assume the later.
So would I, but we're talking bottom of the line italian americanized bike here - just want to confirm.
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I just picked up a sweet pair of Dura Ace track cranks, so I'm looking for a BB to match for my 2004 pista, just want to make sure I get the threading correct.
I have a Pista Concept and it is English threaded.
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Old 06-15-04, 06:09 AM   #5
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I just picked up a sweet pair of Dura Ace track cranks, so I'm looking for a BB to match for my 2004 pista, just want to make sure I get the threading correct.
I had a bike shop owner tell me last week that the bianchi pista BB is English threads.
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All Bianchis in at least the last decade are English threading on BB shell....go figure.
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I stand corrected.
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All Bianchis in at least the last decade are English threading on BB shell....go figure.
Thanks for the info everyone! I'm really glad I asked and avoided this big headache!
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I have an '87 Bianchi Eros (lugged Superset II) frame that I was told is Japanese built and has an english BB.
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