RE: [CR]FS: 1966 Chrome Paramount f&f, 23 inch

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Subject: RE: [CR]FS: 1966 Chrome Paramount f&f, 23 inch
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 14:31:55 -0700
Thread-Topic: [CR]FS: 1966 Chrome Paramount f&f, 23 inch
From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
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English or French BBs tapped to Italian will still be 68mm wide though, where one that was Ital from day1 will normally be 70. What's the frequency, Kenneth? Er I mean what's the Paramount BB width, Tom? (asking Tom Hayes, the seller)

Mark Bulgier Seattle WA USA

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.

And Chuck Schmidt added:
> I've got a 40+ year old high end French bike that had its
> French BB shell retapped out to Italian at some point [...]