Old 03-15-21, 02:35 PM
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Bikes: frankenbike based on MKM frame

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My bike's BB is Italian on one side, English on the other. When I bought the frame, used, in 1981, one side of the BB had been cross threaded. After 15 minutes of trying to get the English cup to work, my guy at the LBS (an art student named Mike at Turin in Evanston) did some checking in a manual and said that Campagnolo recommended re-tapping as Italian. He worked so hard retapping the BB at no extra charge that I didn't want to suggest retapping the other side to Italian, too. So my BB is half-Italian, half English.

At the time, I probably didn't know the BB widths were different. I was going to put the bike together with a lot of parts from Turin's stash - for example, Mike found a Campy-copy seatpost branded 'Arius' - and it was easy to find an orphan Italian cup.

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