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BB choice for retro crankset.(2 posts)

BB choice for retro crankset.MXL02
Sep 5, 2003 10:20 AM
I am currently building up a retro/fixed gear and want to use an older campy crankset. Do some of the newer BB's fit the older cranks? I don't want to be a retro-heretic, but I would like to try and use a sealed BB.
re: BB choice for retro crankset.Niall
Sep 6, 2003 3:49 PM
absolutely, as long as the spindle is square taper, a bb from any era should be compatable, however what you want to wach out for is to make sure you have the right size bb; i.e. weather it is english or italian, right or left hand thread etc. and the length of the spindle (for a fixed gear this should be no concern, because you can use any spindle length, but i would reccomend a 109-110 mm spindle