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BB sizing help(4 posts)

BB sizing helpdiscostu
Jul 16, 2002 4:18 PM
Is the bb on a gt zr2000 english or italian?
re: BB sizing helpgrzy
Jul 16, 2002 4:30 PM
100:1 odds it's English. The Italians are virtually the only ones that use Italian threads these days (b/c they're Italian).
Odds may be a little shorter than 100:1 ...Merckx fan
Jul 16, 2002 5:05 PM
Eddy Merckx had Litespeed put Italian threads on my '99 Titanium AX.
I'm still in there.....grzy
Jul 16, 2002 5:11 PM
Yeah, I figured some anglo-phobe heritage bike would stick with Italian threads. Still, given the vast number of bikes out there it's still a safe bet.

You do know that Italian threads are a bastardization don't you? English tooling used to try and cut metric ptiches.