Re: [CR] WTB TA spindle #344 .... previously..Ode to BottomBrackets.....


From: "Roman Stankus" <rstankus@mindspring.com>
To: 'jay hartman' <rjayhartman@gmail.com>, 'Rich Pinder' <rpinder@usc.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:23:35 -0500
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Subject: Re: [CR] WTB TA spindle #344 .... previously..Ode to BottomBrackets.....


When I purchased some TA chainrings from Mike Barry as he was closing out his stock of TA rings, I asked him about this same question. I was going to go from a Campy NR/SR double to a TA cyclotouriste double and he said it would work fine to just use the current campy BB/axle setup (offset 114.5mm axle). I haven't set that up yet to know if it works first hand, but knowing Mike's experienec with these matters, I trust it will. Hope this helps in the mix.

Roman L Stankus Atlanta, Georgia USA


> -----Original Message-----
> From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org
> [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of
> jay hartman
> Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 9:56 AM
> To: Rich Pinder
> Cc: classic
> Subject: Re: [CR] WTB TA spindle #344 .... previously..Ode to
> BottomBrackets.....
>
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:35 AM, Rich Pinder <rpinder@usc.edu> wrote:
>
> > So I took Chuck H (from Pacific Coast Cycles') advice, and rode on
> > down to his shop in Oceanside today. I got some NOS cups
> to fit the
> > french threaded Mondia Special frame, but no luck on the crank
> > spindle. This is for a double TA setup - with a 28/48 gearing.
> >
> > From Mark B's TA documentation, the model axle I need is called 344.
> > Length I'm told is in the 118 area.
> > The TA version is shown here:
> > http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/TA/BB_axle%27n%27cups.jpg
> >
> > It is also possible the stronglight models could be interchangeable
> > (??) Did they use the same numbering .. having a model
> also called 344 ?
> >
> > If anyone has one of these they could part with, I'd love
> to hear from
> > you !
> >
> > Here's a TA bottom bracket chart from Sheldon Brown's site
>
> http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/ta-bb-axles.gif
>
> It lists a double as 116.5 or 120mm.
>
> Joel Metz's TA reference has a double with 118.5, which seems
> to split the difference.
>
> http://www.blackbirdsf.org/ta/bb.html.
>
> Lastly, I just measured the TA 344 from my spare parts box
> and it's only 114.5mm.
>
> A couple of years ago I bought a TA bottom bracket spindle
> and chainring from Mel Pinto Imports. You might want to check
> with them to see what they still have.

>

>

> Jay Hartman

> Montclair NJ USA