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Campagnolo Record BB?

Old 04-16-21, 07:57 AM
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Campagnolo Record BB?

Im looking to get this, Campagnolo Record Pista / Track 70 mm X 111 mm Italian Thread Bottom Bracket ITA. Is it comparable to the Dura ace 7700 octolink?
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Originally Posted by Redman87 View Post
Im looking to get this, Campagnolo Record Pista / Track 70 mm X 111 mm Italian Thread Bottom Bracket ITA. Is it comparable to the Dura ace 7700 octolink?
From what I've found, the Campy bottom bracket you mention in Italian threading is out of production.
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Old 04-16-21, 11:26 AM
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Yeah i have found them on ebay. I am very familiar with square taper and that's it. Does the dura ace have an edge in durability or "technology" is what im looking for. As this is the only Italian thread bike i have, so i cant throw it on another bike.

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The 7700 needs frequent maintenance, and they're a bit of a pain. 2 sets of very small ball bearings in retainers and 2 sets of very small needle roller bearings in retainers. The only thing the seals keep out is sunlight. The Campy bb is going to be much more durable and virtually maintenance free.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
The 7700 needs frequent maintenance, and they're a bit of a pain. 2 sets of very small ball bearings in retainers and 2 sets of very small needle roller bearings in retainers. The only thing the seals keep out is sunlight. The Campy bb is going to be much more durable and virtually maintenance free.
This is what i was looking for. You basically sold me on this. Now on to see if i read that there is a Ti spindle for it and what that means.
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A ti spindle is a spindle made from titanium, it will generally be a lot lighter but potentially might lose some stiffness for a heavier or more powerful rider.
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I guess we all know the only reason to be discussing the bottom bracket you described...

So I have been happily riding a Record Pista Crankset for many years, myself - in fact long enough that I have gone through several different bottom brackets including a Campy. At another time I'd gladly tell you all about it and the others. But this is now and unless you have some kind of connection or get very lucky you are not likely to find a right Campagnolo bottom bracket, or for that matter any of the many other Italian threaded ISO BBs that used to be pretty widely available.

Here is my expert(?) suggestion - Phil Wood

I am not a person who usually recommends stuff, especially high-end stuff, to any schmoe who asks "What should I buy?" here. But in this case, besides the fact that I love mine, it has been completely maintenance-free, and is holding up way better than any other BB that I've had on this bike with this crank - it is available! And unless you throw in a bunch of extras - it is not much, if any, more costly than the right Campag is nowadays.

Just contact them directly and they may even make one special for you. Good luck - have fun...
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