Re: [CR]Phil BB Size

Example: Bike Shops
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:29:45 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]Phil BB Size
From: "Bainbridge" <>
To: jerrymoos <>, <>
In-Reply-To: <043401c33e6a$a0c86910$efddfea9@mooshome>


119 is correct for most frames with a 126 rear end, assuming you have a normal chainstay shape. I suspect that the Teledyne has roundish stays and required the longer axle.

Bryant Bainbridge Portland Orygun
> From: "jerrymoos" <>
> Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 13:16:57 -0500
> To: <>
> 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?


> Regards,


> Jerry Moos

> Houston, TX