[Classicrendezvous] re: Campy Pista BB 3/16" balls

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 16:55:44 -0500
From: "John" <velostuf@uswest.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, ray@dcn.davis.ca.us
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] re: Campy Pista BB 3/16" balls

I am WAY behind in catching up on my CR reading, but it looks like no one responded to Ray's question yet- if someone did already, I apologize...

The very early Campy Record track and road BB's used 3/16" ball bearings, and the BB cups as well as the spindle was marked as such. They are pretty tough to find nowadays.

I do have some Campy BSC pista spindles NOS for sale...

John Barron Minneapolis http://www.velostuf.com

From: Ray Stedronsky <ray@dcn.davis.ca.us> To: Classicrendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Campagnolo Pista BB question

Good Evening,

Sure is nice to have the list back up and running.....THANKS Dale !

I'd like to appeal to the groups collective experience about a bottom bracket question.

I was rummaging about in my friends parts bin today looking for a replacement Campagnolo Pista BB spindle to replace the one that's just about worn out on my Hetchins fixie. I came across one that read "con sphere da 3/16". I know that it needs 3/16 balls but the question is (finally) will the corresponding cups also be marked with 3/16? If so, has anyone ever

seen these for sale anywhere?

I'll probably have better luck hunting down a "normal" 1/4 in. 68 - P - 120 spindle but I though it would be rather fun to have a BB that's a bit different.

Thanks for the help,

Ray Stedronsky Davis, California where I'm carrying my Nelson longflap to hold my clothes because it's 40deg in the morning and 90 in the afternoon.....ah layering