Re: [CR]EBAY: English, French & Italian Parts (unusual if not veryinteresting)

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 10:05:30 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]EBAY: English, French & Italian Parts (unusual if not veryinteresting)
References: <B9192C27.27BE%ko_te_jebe@mac.com>


Ben Kamen wrote:
> (cut)
> WILLIAMS SPLINED BB AXLE - again for the AB-77 cranks which date from '63-70
> and looks to be in excellent condition if in fact its not a take-off from
> new. yes predates our friends at shimano by quite some time. if anything
> check the auction and drag the images to your desktop and send them to all
> the modern shimano riders you know that get so smug about their
> "revolutionary" bottom bracket coupling. send them a pic of this one and
> look for their reaction - works great everytime!!! (yes i lead a boring and
> lonely wife...er i mean life)

Gnutti (Italy) used a splined bottom bracket for their steel crank in the early 1950s. It used weird left and right hand threaded allen head crank bolts!

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal