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Old 03-25-09, 09:43 AM   #1
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Sources for Italian Threaded BB for a Conversion

OK, I am very familier with English threaded bottom brackets and cranks that will work with them and where to get them. I have a buddy who is building up a conversion with an Italian threaded bottom bracket. What's a good source for a compatible bottom bracket and track crankset? I tried searching, but couldn't come up with this exact question. Any help or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
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Obviously, Campy and Miche will have them....just google around a bit or check or some of the other Euro sites for the best price...
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Campagnolo Nuovo Record Bottom Bracket, Italian Thread

Shimano 70 x 110 ITALIAN Bottom Bracket Sq. Taper UN54

Campagnolo Nuovo Record Bottom Bracket Italian

And many others if you search "Italian bottom bracket"
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For square taper, Shimano UN-54 and Miche Primato can both be had at pretty much any shop for cheap. The former is JIS taper and the latter is ISO, depending on your crank choice.

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