[CR] Ofmega bottom brackets.

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser)

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:55:25 -0800 (PST)
From: "Anthony Taylor" <ajft1942@yahoo.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Ofmega bottom brackets.


All,

I have just acquired a '54 Hetchins from UK ebay. On stripping it for refurbishment, I find it has an Ofmega bottom bracket even though it has a Stronglight 99 crank. I have no idea of the timeline for these items, and have not been able to get any useable information from Google. It is English threaded, but has no provision for a lockring on the left side. Perhaps it is an early cartridge type? The outsides of the two cups are castellated, not slotted, so presumably there is a specific tool to remove these without resorting to the old Channelocks?? Can anybody forward any information?

Thanks

Tony Taylor
Manchester NH