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Does Cannondale, specifically the CAAD4s, have English or Italian BB thread? I can't get into the 'dale website for some reason.

 

Thanks.

 

 
Mampara2007-02-13 02:18:22
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CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU

Thank you for your purchase of a Cannondale Six13 road bike. We manufacture Six13s by hand in our Bedford, Pennsylvania (USA) factory. This Owner?s Manual Supplement includes important safety and technical information for your Six13.

WARRANTY

Your Six13 is covered by the Cannondale Limited Warranty found in your Cannondale Bicycle Owner?s Manual. Please read that manual for complete bicycle safety information and warranty details.

COMPATIBILITY


Seat post Diameter


27.2mm


Headset


Cannondale System Integration (Si), Campagnolo Hiddenset? bearings


Bottom Bracket


OPTION 1 - Cannondale System Integration (Si)


OPTION 2 - Threaded English, 68mm


Front Dropout Spacing,


100mm


Rear Dropout Spacing


130 mm


Front Derailleur


31.8mm diameter clamp-on


Stem/fork


1 1/8" diameter headset style

 

i think it would be the same as my six13??
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a bike built in Italy will have an Italian thread - all other make would have an english thread. (thats the way i understand it)
Why does Bianchi then have British BB's?

Aren't they built in Italy?
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Aren't they built in Italy?

 

Big%20smile Or Turkey according to some hubbersLOL

 

a bike built in Italy will have an Italian

thread - all other make would have an english thread. (thats the way i

understand it)

 

 

Wouldn't the world be wonderful if things worked so simply? THis is bike frames dude... built to confuse. Check with Sheldonbrown.com, I'm sure it's all explained there. It probably has very little to do with country of originConfused

TNT12007-02-13 06:43:48

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Italian thread BB were the metric threads. English was the old measuring system that few of us know about (the one where they talk about inch and pounds etc..)

 

Italian bikes using Italian tubesets used an Italian threaded BB. Some English, or french bikes also used the Italian tubesets but with an English BB from Reynolds or one of the other English Investment casting houses.

 

These days, most bikes use english BB's cos they're bigger and longer.
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Yip' date=' what about the Raleighs that's made in Taiwan with Italian tubing?

 

 
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This is the new global economy buddy. We have email and we all  speak english these days.....

 

See what I did there...?

 

Wink

 

 

The Only BB std's in wide spread use is the English thread. I think it may have something do to with the War..

 

Scott and Shimano have a threadless system and Cannondale has their Si BB.

 

Italian may still be found on Fondriest Bikes and perhaps some Pegoretti..

 

but the truth is that the larger diameter English BB makes for more weld area and therefore a stronger join
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