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Old 10-13-20, 08:57 PM
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WTB: Ofmega English BB spindle

Looking for a spindle for an Ofmega Mistral crankset, English thread. Would be marked Ofmega 68C I believe. The one I am replacing is 115.5mm long, asymetric. Let me know what you might have and thanks!

UPDATE: I have a spindle that will work.

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Old 10-13-20, 09:47 PM
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Ofmega BB Spindle 68C

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Looking for a spindle for an Ofmega Mistral crankset, English thread. Would be marked Ofmega 68C I believe. The one I am replacing is 115.5mm long, asymetric. Let me know what you might have and thanks!
Not for sale but here's one out of my 1984 Gitane TdF:

Ofmega 68C BB Spindle made of Ni-Cr-Mo (Nickle - Chrome - Molybdenum) steel. Decent quality...



Ofmega British cups to match.



Ofmega Mistral Crank.



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I suspect a Campagnolo Gran Sport spindle would work. Boulder Bicycles has some at a very decent price:


Campagnolo BB spindle 112mm for thin Cup NOS early record, gran sport, and more pre-78 alloy
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Thanks Chas and John. The one you picture Chas is exactly what I need... same bike even
John, I have a thin cup Record spindle which looks close, but doesn't seat as far into the crank arms. I show about 5.93mm from the end of the spindle to the crank bolt washer seat on the Campy, vs. 5.23mm on the Ofmega spindle. Trying to decide if that is a problem or not. Everything else looks great; chainline, adj. cup fit, etc.
Thread in C&V forum: Broken spindle

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Originally Posted by Pars View Post
I have a thin cup Record spindle which looks close, but doesn't seat as far into the crank arms. I show about 5.93mm from the end of the spindle to the crank bolt washer seat on the Campy, vs. 5.23mm on the Ofmega spindle. Trying to decide if that is a problem or not.
As long as the arm doesn't "bottom out" on the flats or the spindle extend flush to the base of the extractor hole, it should be ok.
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John,
Thanks. The fit is definitely like drawing B, so should be good. I'm going to close this thread. Thank you for the input! I was worried since the gap between the spindle end and the washer face of the crank arm had increased 0.7mm approx.
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Best looking crankset of that era. Just sayin...
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
Best looking crankset of that era. Just sayin...
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Ofmega Mistral Crank.



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That thing is a looker for sure. And to my eye it looks edgy and fast, as dumb as that sounds in my head as I type this.
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Originally Posted by AJI125 View Post
That thing is a looker for sure. And to my eye it looks edgy and fast, as dumb as that sounds in my head as I type this.
Doesn't sound dumb at all. That's exactly what I like about it: you get the impression of speed, and even forward motion, although it is stationary. Good design/art can do that...
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