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Old 01-19-05, 03:44 PM   #1
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Bianchi Pista Concept ~ Bottom Bracket size?

I'm very unfamiliar with bottom brackets in general which why I need some help!

I just picked up a Bianchi Pista Concept frame for a steal on eBay and I want to get set to built it up!

So I'm clueless about what size BB to install. If anyone knows please let me know, thanks!
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probably a 68 shell BB will do the trick (standard for most road/track bikes), spindle width depends on what cranks you plan to use. Cranks define the spindle type and width to get the right chainline.
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don't italian bb's take a 70mm?
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don't italian bb's take a 70mm?
typically, but i think newer bianchi's use english bb. however, i think that may also depend if it is an italian made frame or taiwanese made.
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all of the newer pistas and pista concepts use english threaded bottom brackets.
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