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Removing a Bottom Bracket! HELP!

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by ThePriceSeliger, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I know how to take it out, but the barrings are pretty shot, and its to damn tight to take out. I don't know what to do. I have a new truvative BB and I have to correct tool to take off the old bottom bracket. I need to get it out soon!!! Is it safe to race with when the barrings are shot? Any tips on getting a wicked tight BB out?
     

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  2. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Liquid Wrench might help. Get the bb tool on there, get a wrench with some good leverage, put your weight on it and give it your all. I don't think there's any way around that; but I've never had that much trouble with mine so I never have to try that hard.
     
  3. Grizzle

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    Yes, liquid wrench the hell out of it. You cannot put too much on it. And let it soak for a few days, applying more each day. Lay the frame on the ground, put your full weight onto the wrench, and have a friend hold the frame to stop it from turning.
     
  4. Bicyclist

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    Use a steel pipe fitted around the wrench you're using to take the BB out for extra leverage. Remember that the drive side is reverse threaded.
     
  5. clint4130

    clint4130 Chimp

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    Double check and make sure your loosining it toward the front of the frame.
     
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  6. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    breaker bar.....D
     
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  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    ...but only if you're turning it the right way!

    Make sure, before doing anything drastic like taking a breaker bar to it.
     
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  8. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Like I said, drive side is reverse threaded (turn to the right to loosen) and the non-drive side is standard threaded (turn to the left to loosen). Use a bar for leverage.
     
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  9. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Lock the tool in place with a skewer or bolt...



    ...this will keep it from stripping out the splines when you put mondo pressure on it. Undo the lock once it breaks free.

    Mike
     
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  10. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I have tried everything, even the skewer, except the liquid wrench, and it is still tight in there. MMcG came and picked up my bike and gave it a shot, and still no luck! I am racing this weekend at Platekill, would it be ok to race is the barrings are pretty shot, or do you think someone there could help me.
     
  11. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Get a longer breaker bar.
     
  12. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, with a breaker bar that's big enough you should be able to get it out.
     
  13. Jeff 151

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    You're just a lad of 16. You have not the strength required. If you're in California bring it to me and I WILL bring the pain on it, guaranteed or your money back.
     
  14. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    O.K. note to self - Don't ever go to California!
     
  15. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Put the tool in a bench vise and use the frame as a breaker bar? Apply slow even pressure until it breaks free.

    Be sure your turning it in the right direction!

    Mike
     
  16. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Can try spraying the liquid wrench down the seat tube so it can soak into the threads from the inside.

    If someone used loctite on the BB threads it is going to be very very tough.
     
  17. Jeff 151

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    Well did you get it?