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where can i find old d/ace non-splined bb - desperate(5 posts)

where can i find old d/ace non-splined bb - desperatewes_london
May 22, 2001 2:20 AM
hi pedalers,

i have a d/ace 7400 series crank and my bb is dying and needs replacing. i will need to find one with an italian thread. is there some kind of bb burial ground or last bastion of bb. i like the crank and have switched the chainrings so they run with latest ultegra and didnt expect my bb to die.

any assitance will be appreciated.

ciao, wes london
re: where can i find old d/ace non-splined bb - desperateDave Hickey
May 22, 2001 7:32 AM
Wes, When you say 7400 series, are your cranks 7400 or 7410? The 7410 were low profile and used 103mm BB. 7400 used 112mm(I think)BB. Also 7410BB was sealed. They are still availible. If you need a Italian thread 7410, let me know. If your cranks are 7400, you should be able to replace just the bearings. Your local LBS should have or can order replacment bearings.
not sure of bb but cranks are 7400wes_london
May 22, 2001 1:51 PM
thanks for responding dave,

have never opened up the bb or taken off the cranks myself (NYC apartments are shoeboxes).
i cant quite see any #'s on the cups but if 7400 is fo 7400 only then i think problem solved.

if thats the case (replacing bearings) then im a happy man as i was close to replacing crank and going to splined bb.

i have a 9 spd inner chainring and run ultegra 6500 everywhere else but do you think i the change to a neweer crank set-up is inevitable?

thanks for your time

Ciao, ben
re: where can i find old d/ace non-splined bb - desperategdw
May 22, 2001 4:25 PM
Check www.bicycleclassics.com. He had the Italian threaded model you need listed a few weeks ago.
re: here's a tipsda
May 24, 2001 5:23 AM
if you're using sealed BBs, you can still use the cups if they're not worn yet, the crank side of the BB is pressed into the cartridge, you can hammer it out. You need not look for italian threads specifically, just worry about the spindle length. hope this helps