Re: [CR]Question: BB fixed cup


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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 19:21:45 -0800
From: Steve Maas <stevem@mail.nonlintec.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Question: BB fixed cup
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Almost certainly standard Italian--i.e., right-hand--threading. If you want to be absolutely sure, look into the BB from the opposite side, and you should be able to see a few threads. This will tell you how it is threaded. Simple enough!

Steve Maas Long Beach, CA, US of A

Bianca Pratorius wrote:
> Item: 70mm shell Bianchi bb.... Frame made in Italy mid 80's Columbus
> tubing
> I need to remove the fixed cup. This must be a common problem. I don't
> want to muck up the threads, but I have no way of knowing which way to
> turn the fixed cup. You can't see in there to determine which way the
> threads are running. If I make a mistake I will have damaged the frame.
> Which way should I remove the fixed cup....Normal counterclockwise or
> clockwise?
>
> Garth Libre in Miami Fl.