You would be amazed how often I've gotten a call from a "bike shop" claiming one of our Pinarello, Merckx or Pegoretti frames was defective because their bottom bracket slipped right in without engaging any threads!
Nelson Frazier Gita Sporting Goods, Ltd. Charlotte, NC
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 9:56 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR] Italian BB thread chasing
I guess I'm out of touch with the bike shop scene these days. The shops I know all have this stuff; but I'm sure there are plenty without these tools. I don't spend much time in bike shops. About the only reason I go to bike shops is to raid the dumpster for shipping boxes.
Hopfully modern bike shops will in time become a bit more equipt. Maybe not...
La Mesa, CA