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Old 02-11-05, 08:49 AM   #1
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Frame Opinion / Italian BB

First off....does anyone have any thoughts/comments/experience with the Benotto frame on this page ?
http://www.trackbikesource.com/standardtrack.html


Second, related question...when they say "Italian BB"....does that mean the reverse threaded fixed cup? I have a puegeot frame from the late 70s that I had to track down a reverse threaded set of cups for, which would be helpful in building up this Benotto if I got it...but it was my understanding that Italian/French threaded bottom brackets were obsolete and only on vintage bikes. That's why I'm confused about these new frames having them. Does anyone know?

One more question...on the Puegeot, the fixed BB cup always eventually unscrews it self so I'll be in the middle of a big hill climb or just on my way to work and my cranks start wobbling. I wouldn't want the same thing to happen on a new frame. Is this a symptom of the old frame's old and worn threading, or is it a universal problem to all of these reverse threaded cups? I really dig the looks of this frame, but if I can expect the same unscrewing problems, I'm tempted to just stick to an English threaded BB.
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Old 02-11-05, 06:57 PM   #2
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It means it is a italian threaded bottom bracket. English and Italian are the norm. French threaded is phased out.

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Old 02-11-05, 11:45 PM   #3
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Oh thanks,

after I posted that, I read a lot more, and now feel dumb for even asking...but that's why we have the internet right? So we can ask dumb questions with a degree of anonymity. I also called Glen Spicer and he said they should have taken down the trackbikesource.com site ages ago, they don't sell those Benotto frames anymore.
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No problem! That is how you learn. You got to cover all bases.!

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Does Anyone know who wholesale/distributes the de bernardi thron
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