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Dont make the same mistake with Ultegra Cranks/BB(8 posts)

Dont make the same mistake with Ultegra Cranks/BBStevieP
Dec 4, 2002 8:53 AM
I bought a crank extractor tool to remove my 4 year old Ultegra cranks from the matching BB.

Having not ever removed these cranks, I figured I would need a crank extractor. Wrong!

I unwound the crank bolts and the cranks just came off. I then realised that I had a splined BB. Coming from a MTB background, I didn't realise that splined BB's were being made for the road as far back as 1998 so I was quite shocked.

How ingenious. Crank extractor tool anyone:-)?!
Ult was not splined in 98str8dum1
Dec 4, 2002 10:01 AM
I think DA might have come out in 98 but not ultegra.
In either case, i would use the real extractor tool anyhow. Just wait til the time when that little self extractor piece gets cross threaded when you are tryin to remove the cranks. Junk city go your crank arms.
Yes it was,TJeanloz
Dec 4, 2002 1:09 PM
The Ultegra group went 9 speed (which included the current BB design) for the 1998 model year.

Dura-Ace had been upgraded to splined BB (and 9 speed) in the 1996 model year.
re: Dont make the same mistake with Ultegra Cranks/BBpmf1
Dec 4, 2002 10:13 AM
No thanks, I have one that is now useless. Fortunately, I did get some use out of mine sometime in the past.

I like the fake lockring on the Shimano BB as well.
I need a crank extractor tool, how much with shipping to 34203?maximum15
Dec 5, 2002 9:05 AM
How long is a piece of rope?grzy
Dec 6, 2002 5:32 PM
What a dumb ass question. Gee, where would said crank extractor tool be coming from. How much is the purchase price. Which model are you going to get? Sales tax or not? Is 34203 the zip code for a vacuum? It would explain a lot.
He's just offering to buy the one from the original post. (nm)TFerguson
Dec 6, 2002 5:51 PM
change screen name from "grzy" to "grouchy" (nm)maximum15
Dec 7, 2002 5:28 AM