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Old 02-13-10, 04:49 PM   #1
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I've seen alot of crazy things over the years.... this is near the top.

Having worked in busy high end shop for 12 years I've seen just about everything that someone could do wrong to a bike. Today, I came across something I've never seen:



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Old 02-13-10, 05:03 PM   #2
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Italian or French BB?

What would be more interesting is if the BB is English or Swiss, tapped the wrong way around. The former has happened more then once with some GB builders.

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Italian or French BB?

What would be more interesting is if the BB is English or Swiss, tapped the wrong way around. The former has happened more then once with some GB builders.

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Its British and its was properly tapped at the factory. Some idiot installed the BB backwards during a repack. Surprisingly enough I removed it, cleaned it up, flipped it around and it threaded right in by hand and tightened down without the threads skipping!!!!
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Whats amazing is the fact that someone didnt clue in something was wrong threading the cups in, and more amazingly is that you were still able to thread it back in the right way, can't understand how the threads weren't ruined after all that.
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can't understand how the threads weren't ruined after all that.
Same here. I was waiting for the cups to skip out but it never happened. And I tightened it more than I usualy do just to make sure.
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There is discussion on the CR list right now regarding BB cups put in backward or reversed on a schwinn aparamount, and the various explanations and remedies for it.
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There is discussion on the CR list right now regarding BB cups put in backward or reversed on a schwinn aparamount, and the various explanations and remedies for it.
Link 'em to this thread!!! For my frame it literaly was as easy as removing and re-installing.
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I think it was resolved similar to your case. The posts are intermittent and stretched out over several days.
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No, no, no...there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: The bike was a fixed gear conversion set up with a left-side drive!
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Is that a 72 Corvette in the background?

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yeah, the guy with the "backwards" Paramount said the cups didn't damage the BB threads and he was able to turn it right-way-round and move along...good to know they are as forgiving as that.
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non-drive side chrome stay, drive side painted... what is that frame? oiler hole is plugged, so i assume it's older.
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non-drive side chrome stay, drive side painted... what is that frame? oiler hole is plugged, so i assume it's older.

The vettes a '70....convertible. The frame is an '86-ish Panasonic DX 5000, its the one mentioned in my other thread. The 'oil port' is actualy a paint glob from an over zealous rattle canner.
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No, no, no...there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: The bike was a fixed gear conversion set up with a left-side drive!
You might not be far from the truth, considering the division of chrome on the chainstays.

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You might not be far from the truth, considering the division of chrome on the chainstays.-Kurt

Camera angle. All 4 stays are equally chromed.
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