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cranksdoog
Jan 4, 2002 3:14 PM
I am planning on repainting my bike. I am wondering how difficult it is to take out the cranks and BB etc. and put em back in.
tools and techniqueKerry Irons
Jan 4, 2002 3:51 PM
It is quite easy to remove the cranks, BB, headset, "etc." if you have the proper tools and know what you are doing. The fact that you ask the question suggests you don't have the tools and you've not ever done any of this before. I'd suggest removing everything you can with your current skills and tools, and then either finding a knowledgeable cyclist to help you (and provide the tools) or taking it to a shop and have them remove the hard stuff while you watch. That way, you'll learn something and maybe be able to assemble the bike yourself after it's repainted. You'd still need the proper tools.