[CR] swiss bb tap help!

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From: "Charles Andrews" <chasds@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:17:28 -0700
Subject: [CR] swiss bb tap help!

So, in the ongoing saga of this Mondia Special frame I bought in a moment of madness..I did find a swiss bb fixed cup (thanks Richard!)

But, now, after much elbow-grease (basically, re-tapping the worn threads with the cup), I simply cannot get the cup to go on the last two mm or so. I've been using the usual campagnolo cup-wrench, not the big shop-tool version. I know that wrench is pretty much useless for anything more that a snug cup, but I have managed to use it to get the cup in almost tight.

What I really need is to find someone--or a shop--that still has swiss taps. Any suggestions?? Anyone know of a shop or person who would have a swiss tap so I can do this job right? I really don't want to break out my VAR-copy cup tool and force the thing in, although I will if I can't find someone with the right tap.


Charles Andrews Los Angeles

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