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Bottom Bracket won't budge
Yeah thats along the lines I was thinking. I've also read somewhere to heat the shell, to loosen up the BB? I don't really think thats a great idea. Also at my work we have a pneumatic ratchet gun that I could use, but part of me fears breaking my shell with too much torque.
bturman wrote: Soak the threads with a thread unlocker of some variety (WD-40 may work), then try getting some more leverage on that sucker by putting a pipe or something on the end of your bb tool/wrench.
Yeah I know about the treading and what not. Looks like I get to run to the hardware store sometime tomorrow when my hangover clears...Oh New Years. But I hadnt really thought about putting some lubricant down the seat post so thanks for the help there!
Colin McCarthy wrote: Liquid Wrench works well for that stuff. Spray some down the seat tube so it can soak into the BB shell and tap on the shell with the handle of a screwdriver. Allow it to penetrate for some time and with many screwdriver tappings for best results. Use a bolt that is of the same thread pattern as your crank bolt but longer, to secure the BB tool [one that has wrench flats] to the BB. Don't forget that the drive side of the BB shell is a left hand thread, so it turns clock wise to loosen. Hope that helps!
Yeah somewhat I figured. I can always return the BB to CRC I think? I'll go with 113 and see how it works out
Big Bird wrote: Someone still makes a square tapered BB? If they say 113, go with a 113 unless your frame has some kind of chain line issue. It always used to seem like I had to try a few sizes to find the right combo.