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Is it left or is it right ? ... what ? the cranks. the bb.(6 posts)

Is it left or is it right ? ... what ? the cranks. the bb.PeterRider
Mar 20, 2003 12:59 PM
To remove the 9spd shimano cranks... never remember if I should turn the allen wrench in a clockwise or counterclockwise way. Facing which side of the bike ? Same question for the bottom bracket, which side should I turn, clockwise or counterclockwise ? Thanks !

right tighty...DougSloan
Mar 20, 2003 1:20 PM
The allen always turns ccw to remove, facing the bolt.

The left side of the bb always turns ccw to remove.

Right side depends on English or Italian threads. Italian removes ccw, English cw (left hand thread). It can be hard to tell what you have with it installed. I try both directions, if I don't know or can't remember, and usually one way gets easier.

Thx Doug - do you ride the Solvang double next week ?PeterRider
Mar 20, 2003 1:49 PM
can't do; have fun, though; it's a fast one nmDougSloan
Mar 21, 2003 7:22 AM
Just remember "Back off"Matno
Mar 21, 2003 8:18 PM
That's for the bottom bracket (and the pedals too I think). Just rotate them toward the back to loosen. As was already mentioned, crank bolts are just standard righty-tighty bolts. No difference between the two sides.
Did the maintenance yesterday.... thx guys.PeterRider
Mar 21, 2003 9:55 PM