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Boardman Team HT BB thread Italian or British ?

teulkteulk Posts: 557
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I need a new Bottom Bracket and im siimply going to exchange the TruVativ GXP Bottom Bracket like for like, however is it a British or an Italian Thread ??
Boardman Team 09 HT
Orbea Aqua TTG CT 2010
Specialized Secteur Elite 2011

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  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    British thread is pretty much the standard on 99% of all bikes on the market.
  • teulkteulk Posts: 557
    Thanks
    Boardman Team 09 HT
    Orbea Aqua TTG CT 2010
    Specialized Secteur Elite 2011
  • BG2000BG2000 Posts: 517
    It'd be very unusual to find an italian BB thread on an MTB frame nowadays, unless it was hand built in Italy (I can't think of anything that is any more).

    So you're definately British thread on that frame.

    I'm sure you know, but just in case, don't forget it's a reverse thread on the drive side, i.e. anti-clockwise to tighten up the cup. Also, my GXP bottom bracket is set for a 73mm width BB shell, so when I recently swapped it over to a new frame with a 68mm BB width, I needed to use the 2.5mm spacers between the cups and BB shell. Luckily I'd not chucked them initially.

    The Boardman stuff is very nice, you get a lot for the money. A mate has the same frame (bike) as yours and likes it very much. His is in white, which I think looks lovely.
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