Great Western Bicycles notched out or not bottom bracket shells


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shoe3

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2011
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Springfield, United States
#1
I have seen notched out and not notched out Great Western bicycle bottom brackets. Threaded and non threaded cups??? Anyone got a take on this?
 
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shoe3

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2011
1,072
849
Springfield, United States
#6
My ‘16 Crown is threaded for Fauber.
From Richard Great Western expert....hey Phil...if there was a Fauber crank with threaded cups, the housing was smaller and it had notches. Some export and contract bikes were press-in cups and non-Fauber stamped. ALL bikes that GW made after 1921 were non-Fauber with no notches,bigger BB housing and press-in cups..... Hope all is well with you
 
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mongeese

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 20, 2014
2,030
1,490
Kenosha, United States
#8
One cup threads off first and the other comes off second. No other way around it.
 

Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
231
151
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#10
I was directed to Gendron bicycles recently, and discovered that some of those bikes had the scooped BB with 3-notch threaded cups. (Also, I believe I've found an application of my odd truss fork). So, were bicycle makers who used an external source, such as Fauber, for parts such as bottom brackets and cranks, more likely to go out of business earlier?
 

shoe3

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2011
1,072
849
Springfield, United States
#11
Not sure about the sourcing out of parts by mfgs. caused closings. Iver Johnson made most the parts for the bicycles they sold.They went under right around ww2. After ww1 quite a few bicycle mfgs.closed after making munitions for gov. and great Depression set in. Shelby,Colson,Columbia,D.P.Harris, and a few others struggled through. Dayton ,Davis went under then came back.
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
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4,661
Fairborn, Ohio
#12
Hope my memory is not failing on this one .....
Fauber right-side cup is a clockwise thread.
Fauber left-side is a counter-clockwise thread.


Try this when removing entire crank .....

Remove everything from the left-side of bicycle-
crank area first ... including the left cup.


Can't remember if the crank waltzes out nicely
from the right side ... or if the right cup needs to
be removed in stages as the crank is being re-
moved.


I really like the steel quality and heat treatment
in the Fauber hardware ... but there is definitely
a pattern of sorts, when removing and reinstalling.


Maybe the reader has had better experiences when
futzing with things Fauber.


..... patric
 

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