Re: [CR] Damaged BB shell on MKM?


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From: gpvb1@comcast.net
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Damaged BB shell on MKM?
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 13:56:05 +0000


...and everything looks to still be under the original paint. Since it has lasted 30 years or longer already, I would guess that it won't be a problem in the near future. Tom, what specifically concerns you? I'm more curious about the funky-looking "groove" in the spoon of the downtube socket - what the heck is that? A bulge-forming flaw? Greg Parker Dexter, Michigan

Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 20:00:43 -0400 From: "Anthony Mezzatesta" <mezzbike1@zoominternet.net> To: <thomasthomasa@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Fw: [CR]Damaged BB shell on MKM?

Thomas,
   That looks like a forging mark or a weld seam if the BB is stamped and welded. Anthony Mezzatesta Mezzatesta Custom Cycles 909 Berkley Manor Dr. Cranberry Twp, Pa 16066 724 498 4191


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From: "Thomas Adams" <>
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Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 5:28 PM
Subject: [CR]Damaged BB shell on MKM?


> Could anyone shed some light on what might have caused the groove seen on this bottom bracket shell?
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> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7187890283&indexURL= 5&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting
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> or ebay item # 7187890283, and blow up the pic of the BB shell.
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> Any speculation on whether the BB shell is usable as it is, or would repair/replacement be necessary? If it's repairable, what would need to be done?
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> Thanks!
>
> Tom Adams, busily downloading VR5 pics back home in Shrewsbury