Re: [CR] Modifying BB Cups to Fit Phil Wood BB's?

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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:53:45 -0400
From: "Harvey Sachs" <>
To:, Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Modifying BB Cups to Fit Phil Wood BB's?

Richard Cielec wrote: Has anyone modified bottom bracket cups to fit Phil Woods hubs? This would achieve the OEM look and avoid having to hunt a serviceable vintage spindles. I am thinking bb cups with damaged races would be the donors. I suppose the process would require a mill and fly cutting. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Richard, I wouldn't go that route, myself, for a couple of reasons:

1) The Phil tool gives such a nice purchase on his BB rings; hard to get that with vintage ones. 2) You'd want to carefully set things up so you had the right amount shaved off the inner end of each cup to press against the outer edge of the Phil cartridge bearing. Most cups are much thicker than the phil rings, and would be likely to interfere with the cranks. 3) The Phil BB is pretty invisible behind the cranks anyhow... :-)

Your mileage may vary.

harvey sachs
mcLean va