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bottom bracket removalmila
Oct 29, 2001 10:31 AM
I want to remove a bottom bracket from my frame. It's an older shimano 105 bracket on a 1996 Klein quantum frame. What tools are need to pull the thing out?
a "bottom bracket tool", of course!Rusty McNasty
Oct 29, 2001 12:26 PM
If you have any more questions on (very) basic bike repair, please look at http://www.sheldonbrown.com first. Better yet, buy a repair book. It will tell you how to do it.
re: bottom bracket removalAkirasho
Oct 29, 2001 4:33 PM
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/BBTools.shtml
http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQrCarm.shtml

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Might be harder than you thinknee Spoke Wrench
Oct 30, 2001 5:49 AM
A five year old bottom bracket in an aluminum frame might require the use of words that only bike mechanics are allowed to say. I recommend the genuine Shimano bottom bracket tool. It's more likely to stay square in the bb splines.

Remember, the right side has a left hand thread.
"words that only bike mechanics are allowed to say"lonefrontranger
Oct 30, 2001 1:02 PM
I think I said every one of them six or seven times as I was hanging off the business end of a 4' breaker bar attached to a Shimano BB tool, with a 180-lb. shop monkey hanging off the seatstays. I actually picked him up once or twice, and I'm a little bitty girl.

This was the day I tried my first BB install on my (then brand-new) Redline frameset - and promptly cross-threaded the *** thing on the non-driveside cup.

Re-faced it, threw the mangled cup in the garbage (it was too hot to touch when it finally popped out!), installed another and rode the bike for three years in every kind of ungodly condition you can imagine.

Make sure those threads are nice and SMOOTH before re-installing. Grease well, and go slowly. I know whereat I speak.