[CR]Phil BB Size

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <123.23550281.2c2e3c17@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 13:16:57 -0500
Subject: [CR]Phil BB Size

I'm planning to build up two bikes with TA Cyclotourist triples, a Caygill and a new Bates. Both have 68mm English BB shells and 126 rear spacing, plan to use mid-90's Phil freewheel hubs on both. These will be the first triples I have build. (Finally conceded to the reality of age). What Phil BB is right for this combination? A 119 axle with 5 mm offset has been suggested, but I noticed that a Teledyne Titan I bought used came (to me) equipped with a 125mm Phil BB with 5mm offset with an old TA Cyclotourist triple and 70's era Phil hubs. I had removed this BB almost immediately, as it didn't seem right on a Teledyne, so I don't know how good the chainline was. But the seller's mother had apparently ridden this setup for about 15 years. Any advice/opinions?


Jerry Moos
Houston, TX