Orbea frames and Campag BB - incompatible?

roy_batty Posts: 74
edited April 2009 in Workshop
Hi, I'm trying to fit Campag Ultra Torque BB cups to a Orbea Mitis 2 aluminium frame.
Since the Orbea 'should' be English threaded I wouldn't think this should be a problem.
However, it seems to want an inordinate amount of torque to fit the LHS BB cup! RHS went in just fine.
I mean seriously, half way in and I'm really going to have to force it. :?
Something is not right.
It also took a lot of effort and helping the BB tool along with a hammer to get the old-style bracket out.
Anyone had similar experiences?
Will I need to get the frames bracket reamed out?

I see on this forum http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index ... 51679.html
that they say "you will never find a Spanish frame set up for Italian components".
Which worries me a bit! :shock:


  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    Take it to a GOOD bike shop, get the BB shell faced and the threads chased. That should sort it.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Threads shouldn't need forcing - the frame needs prepping properly and shame on the shop that sold it in that condition
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • roy_batty
    roy_batty Posts: 74
    Cheers lads.
    Took it to Prologue in East Sheen. £10 and a coffee later - sorted!
    They even fitted the cups.