I suspect that the holes under the bottom bracket on Brit bikes might be drain holes, and that someone has drilled and tapped them for Tecalemit nipples.
Neil Foddering Weymouth, Dorset, England
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> Subject: [CR] Oiler port need some answers
> The Chinelli has the same oilier port UNDER the bottom bracket as the 53 Rotrax that I got from Hilary, I do not remember (amongst many other things) seeing this placement of the oilier on Brit frames,Most of the frames that I and my mates had, the oilier was on the TOP of the bracket someplace,How effective was the oilier underneath? This has always puzzled me,how does any oil injected into these ports get into the bearings? doesn't the oil just sit in the bottom of the bracket? or does the movement of the bearings attract the oil somehow? ANY OFFERS of an explanation? Also re 531 transfers, Nick at Lloyds says that the 52-53 531 transfers are unique and have a mark that is not on any others, What is that difference? Cheers John Crump OldneedtoridethebikeagainBrit, Parker. Co USA