Thomas Adams wrote:
> An italian BB on a Paramount? Very strange indeed. I'd suspect a replaced BB, but that would be hard to do on a chrome bike without showing marks. Or, perhaps the threads were severly damaged, and someone ground out the damaged threads and then retapped to Italian. I've vaugely heard of this being possible for a reapair, but never have seen it done.
I've got a 40+ year old high end French bike that had its French BB shell retapped out to Italian at some point in its long and varied life before I became the caretaker... (the stories these bikes could tell)!
Chuck "I could tell you stories that would make your hair stand on end" Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California