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Aluminum frame % retro fit EBB?(4 posts)

Aluminum frame % retro fit EBB?Mitch2
Oct 10, 2002 9:22 AM
Can a aluminum frame be retrofitted w/ an EBB? If so who can do it?

re: Aluminum frame % retro fit EBB?atpjunkie
Oct 10, 2002 10:15 AM
I don't think so as it would be hard to rethread an aluminum BB shell. Is there a need? I'm sure you can find a BB by whatever maker (Shimano or Campy) with the threading you need.
Very unlikelyflyweight
Oct 10, 2002 12:34 PM
You don't rethread the BB shell, instead you'd have to replace. EBB's are much larger than a conventional BB shell so a new one would need to welded in. This means redoing 4 major welds. Given that most aluminum tubes are very thin the chances of having it done are very slim.
Oct 11, 2002 5:48 AM
Got some response back from the guys at the SS Forum and it's a no go for my aluminum frame.