swapping bb, discs, and headset

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by unskilled, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. unskilled

    unskilled Monkey

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    i'm considering swapping frames on my street bike and need to move the bbracket and headset over to the new frame as well as put the rotors on a new wheelset. I'd like to do this myself to further my tech knowledge. Any special tools I should be aware of? Tips to un/re install parts.
     
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  2. RideRMB

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  3. unskilled

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    its a howitzer bb.
     
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  4. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Have a shop do the headset. You need a special, expensive tool to do it right. While you're at it, you could have them do the BB too, but it's probably worth having the tool for it. While you're at the shop having them do the headset, pick up the BB tool. It'll only be about $10. Remember that the drive side cup is reverse threaded. You'll need a Torx T25 wrench for the rotor bolts (I'm assuming the rotors are 6 bolt).
     
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  5. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    While you're at the shop, have them ream and face the head tube and BB shell. You could get the tools, but for the 2 or 3 times you'll use them they aren't worth the almost $600 price tag.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Yes. Do that for sure.
     
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    If they have the tools you may as well have them chase the bb threads as well
     
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    attempted the same thing at home last week - at bro house who lives with an auto mechanic so plenty of standard tools. but bb definately require the right tools - particularly crank removal

    but the headset replacement was extremely straight forward. it was an internal zero stack set. we put the new FSA "deep" cups in the freezer for a few hours before installation, braced the head tube with a wood sleeper, placed a rubber mullet flush on the cup then used a second hammer on that. half a dozen knocks each side and done!
     
  9. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    That would have to be a seriously cold freezer to have a noticeable effect.
     
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