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I have a octalink BB-6500 that I forgot which bike it came off--if it says 68 then BC 1.37x24 and indicates a width of 109.5 is this Italian or normal? Thanks, I'm guessing Italian, tell me how I will know next time, thanks--John
 

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jroden said:
I have a octalink BB-6500 that I forgot which bike it came off--if it says 68 then BC 1.37x24 and indicates a width of 109.5 is this Italian or normal? Thanks, I'm guessing Italian, tell me how I will know next time, thanks--John
36 x 24 is Italian (the old 36-24-36 Italian girl measurements) while 1.37 x 24 is English
 

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I always used the 70 vs. 68 to tell the difference. Great tip for remembering this!
 

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jroden said:
I have a octalink BB-6500 that I forgot which bike it came off--if it says 68 then BC 1.37x24 and indicates a width of 109.5 is this Italian or normal? Thanks, I'm guessing Italian, tell me how I will know next time, thanks--John
English is 68 mm wide, 1.37 x 24. Italian is 70mm wide, 36x24.
 
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