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Park Tool BBT-22 Bottom Bracket Tool

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The Good:

Quality Materials
Multiple ways to attach and use

The Bad:

Teeth can wear during extreme use

Overall Review:

I purchased the Park Tool BBT-22 more than 5 years ago and have been quite pleased with it's performance and functionality.

Functionality:

The BBT-22 has multiple ways to attach and torque. At the end of the tool, there is a 3/8" Ratchet attachment which works very well for tightening and torquing. Incase you find yourself without access to a ratchet, you can also use a wrench to attach to the 32mm or 1" faces of the tool as well. With all these interfaces, you'll be hard-press not to have a tool to use with the BBT-22.

Extreme Use = Excessive Wear:

The BBT-22 works well with properly torques and properly maintained bottom brackets. Lets be real though, sometimes we have to remove a bottom bracket that is purely a hot mess. Multiple times I've had to use my BBT-22 on bottom brackets that haven't been "ideal." The most common thing that happens in these types of situations is the BBT-22 popping out of place before the tool can actually loosen the bottom bracket cups.

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Having this happen over and over again can cause excessive wear and cause the teeth to not be as effective as they once were.

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Pedros tools has made a BB Socket Holder to help out with this. It threads into the spindle of a standard square taper and ISIS bottom bracket, creating a snug fit that holds the BBT-22 in place even when removing the most seized and over torques bottom brackets.

Bottom Line:

I have been pleased with my BBT-22 tool. It has shown wear from extreme situations. The Pedros BB Socket Holder has been it's saving grace. If you are in need of a bottom bracket tool, I would recommend both the BBT-22 and the Pedros BB Socket Holder.

Specifications

Product Park Tool BBT-22 Bottom Bracket Tool
Tool Type For the Garage
Features
Miscellaneous The BBT-22 is a shop quality tool for installing and removing Shimano and ISIS Drive splined 20-tooth bottom bracket cups. Made from investment cast steel, the BBT-22 utilizes a flat tooth profile to ensure maximum engagement with the bottom bracket cup. Can be used with a 3/8 drive torque wrench, 3/8 ratchet driver, 32mm wrench, FRW-1 Freewheel Remover Wrench, or 1 wrench.
Price $17.96
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