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stuf

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Jan 2010
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    WOWOWOWOWOWOW, I would chop my legs down to my knees for that frame:D.

    and get 531 chrome lugged peg legs with SPD cleats ?

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    I really can't understand what's going on in this thread at all. Peace

    The bottom bracket shell is the part of your frame the bottom bracket screws into

    old steel frames often have stripped damaged threads on the inside of the shell which can be recut. In my case the thread on the drive side is worn out so the thread can't be recut as the opening in the shell is too big for the bottom bracket.

    The options are for a the opening to be shrunk by adding in metal somehow and then new threads cut in the new metal - best option but pricey - or to have a threadless bottom bracket like the one linked. This is a less secure option but quicker and cheaper and it may work.

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    actually after much humming and hawing I'm going to have a go with one of these http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View­Item&item=370173581418 - read some more recent reviews on here and not as damning as the older ones. I suppose some people just won't be happy unless they have Phil or other high end gear on their bikes

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    thanks skully - I've read lots of bad reviews on threadless bbs on this site - probably ok for normal bikes but the extra pressure when riding fixed

    other reports in the general forums about it costing £40 for a bore out, shim and rethread in London - going to phone around later in the week but even the rethread is a job that I would like some testimonials about rather than just go to a shop on spec no matter how much I like them or general reputation

  • in Dublin
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    it's not the BB that's the problem it's the shell and therefore my whole lovely 531 frame

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    where's that? ^^

    Think Bike is on the Rathmines Road, a few doors down from Aldi. The workshop is in a mews down the side road towards the Leinster Cricket Club and take the first left. Ask in the main shop if that means nothing to you.

  • in Dublin
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    Does anyone know anywhere in Dublin that will rethread a bottom bracket shell. The operation will probably involve boring out the shell and threading on an insert.

    probably beyond the average LBS and will try the phone rounds but would be glad of hearing of anyone who knows a shop that they would trust to do it.

    ta muchly

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    My Bike:

    God I love that bike - been trying to spot it about town since you posted it on boards

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    Phil!

    a poor 20-stoner :(

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