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what tools needed to remove campy chorus 10sp cranks/bb?(6 posts)

what tools needed to remove campy chorus 10sp cranks/bb?JS Haiku Shop
Dec 2, 2002 2:05 PM
'cause it's creakin' like my knees and annoying the shizznit outta me. i'd like to pull it, grease it, tape it, and stick it back in there. :)



ps. oh, yeah...where do i get teflon tape?
re: what tools needed to remove campy chorus 10sp cranks/bb?curlybike
Dec 2, 2002 2:11 PM
You need a 8 mm allen key to remove the crank arm bolts. A crank arm puller is required. Then you need a splined bb tool to remove the bb. The teflon tape can be found at Home Depot, Lowes or a hardware store. To reassemble you should have the same tools and a torque wrench to get things to the proper torque.
The triumph of torque over tapeKerry
Dec 2, 2002 4:32 PM
You will likely do just fine with grease on the BB threads IF you torque it to the proper setting. Campy calls for 70 nm, and that is a lot of force - much more than "mechanic's intuition" would suggest. Clean all BB threads (frame and cartridge), amply grease said threads, torque to specification, and you'll be set. Antiseize and plumber's tape work OK too, but grease is all you need.
Ditto on grease the threads only, works fine here. And..Spunout
Dec 2, 2002 4:40 PM
check the chainring bolts, that is where my Chorus 10 creaks came from. Funny thing, is that grease and oil didn't help. The only way to make the chainrings quiet is to totally clean and de-grease the spider, rings, and bolts and put it together clean. Solid, works fine, no problems (until I get caught in the rain).
Dec 2, 2002 4:54 PM
I had the rookie experience of having my Italian threaded Centaur BB come loose because I failed to use enough torque. When I finally tried the torque wrench, I could not believe how much effort it took to generate the required 51ft.lbs of torque. It has not come loose since. I did use Teflon tape on non-drive side only. To remove the cranks you'll need an 8mm hex wrench and a crank puller (Park one will work fine). BB requires a special socket from Park or Campy. Also works for cassette.
thanks, all. much appreciated. nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 3, 2002 5:53 AM