Palos Verdes Estates
> Funny you should mention it Ted, because a few years ago, I found one in
> b.b. of a 1960s Olmo (now in the hands of another list member). The card
> indeed greasy, and it did in fact catch a lot of junk ... I even took a
> pic of
> So, even the 40 year test proved OK ... guess you can go ahead and make a
> practice of it :)
> Mark Agree
> Southfield MI USA
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>>From Ted Ernst:
> Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 12:22:54 -0700
> From: "ternst" <email@example.com>
> To: "Kevin Kruger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Subject: Re: [CR]Bianchi Bottom Bracket PAPER SLEEVE
> Bike builders and mechanics have been putting paper type sleeves in the
> bottom bracket housings since times prehistoric.
> Even with oilers, if one didn't use them and took a bike apart once a year
> to overhaul, then the grease would be fine all year unless ridden in rain
> dusty roads too long.
> My dad and many others like him put a business card in the BB.
> We would trim to size, smear a light coat of grease on it so it would
> any wayward intrusion of the inner sanctum.
> I've pulled bikes apart that were over 30 years old and found any number
> cards from various places in the BB's.
> The card was stiff enuf to hold the contour and ID'd the bikes origen, and
> if the owner's name was on it, even better.
> Ted Ernst
> Palos Verdes Estates
> CA USA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin Kruger" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 6:52 AM
> Subject: [CR]Bianchi Bottom Bracket PAPER SLEEVE
>> With the recent discussion on BB sleeves, thought some may be interested
>> in what I found in my 1964 Bianchi Specialissima's bottom bracket when I
>> pulled it,,,,,,,a BIANCHI paper sleeve wrapped around the spindle!!!
>> First time I personally ever handled a Campagnolo 3/16" ball bearing
>> bottom bracket. Interesting axle with what appears to be replaceable
>> pressed on bearing races. Decided to preserve the BIANCHI paper sleeve
>> not reinstalling it.
>> If you are interested in viewing photos of the BB, here's the Wool Jersey
>> link (additional photos on 2nd page of album):
>> Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA
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