Re: [CR] Italian thread fixed cup

Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 21:42:37 -0400
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From: John Betmanis <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Italian thread fixed cup

At 03:38 PM 03/05/2009 -0700, Mike Larsen wrote:
>How do many of you keep an Italian thread fixed cup with right hand threads tight in the BB? Does the difference between loose bearings and caged bearings make a difference. Is it unheard of to switch the cups to the opposite sides with the lock ring on the crank side.

Well, it would be a bit awkward to adjust an "adjustable cup" on the crank side.

I've always questioned the Italian design, but I've no personal experience. I would be inclined to Loctite the fixed cup, just to be sure.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario