|got an english bb and an italian frame||Frith|
Jun 17, 2003 8:48 AM
|The bb is a miche primato pista. Can I just swap out the cups for italian ones or do I need to swap the whole bottom bracket?|
|re: got an english bb and an italian frame||LC|
Jun 17, 2003 9:04 AM
|Where are you going to find the cups, and even if you find them do you really think that they would be cheaper than just getting a new BB?|
|never mind....helpful shop||Frith|
Jun 17, 2003 10:21 AM
|Is going to order in a new italian BB and do a straight swap. I should probably give them a plug while I'm at it.... |
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|If you got really desperate... you could retap the frame. nm||russw19|
Jun 17, 2003 10:24 AM
Jun 17, 2003 10:29 AM
|The english tap is smaller and will fall into the italian threaded bb shell. You Can tap french or English out to Italian after reaming the shell.|
Jun 17, 2003 11:03 AM
|You can use a two part epoxy to hold that sucker in there!
(This was a joke dont do this)
Jun 17, 2003 4:07 PM
|I was all set to fire up the torch and flame you until I opened the message.|
|dont ya know!||the bull|
Jun 17, 2003 10:46 PM
|Its frame geometry stuff that I screw up not wrenching!|
|Wrong answer!<---- whoops... brain freeze you are right!||russw19|
Jun 17, 2003 5:52 PM
|It can be done the other way.. but I think you would have to use a helicoil to go italian to english... and even then, could it be done? I have never seen it or heard of going Ital->Eng
But you can always tap a frame that has damaged english threads to italian.... well a steel frame that is. Others would be very suspect.
God only knows what the hell I was thinking... but I wasn't really being serious anyways... but I was still wrong.
|Wrong answer!<---- whoops... brain freeze you are right!||curlybike|
Jun 17, 2003 6:27 PM
|but I think you would have to use a helicoil to go italian to english
A 6mm helicoil set is quite expensive to purchase for a seldom use situation, so I hate to Imagine what one for 1 3/8 would cost$$$$$$$$$. You could get a new frame for less.
Sometimes we write before we think, stuff happens
|Not really...............||Rusty Coggs|
Jun 17, 2003 12:01 PM
|Italian thread is larger in diameter than english.|| |