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Bottom bracket - skewer - gnurrrrk

Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
edited August 2011 in Commuting chat
So . . .

on the project bike . . .

I'm fitting a new Bottom Bracket . . .

it's Shimano. I have the Shimano BB tool thingy . .

here's the thing . . . When I try to get a wheel skewer through to clamp it tight to the fitting - it doesn't go through - I thought that's what the hole through the BB was for?

Refuses point blank to go through the hole in the BB

What am I doing wrong>?
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  • davisdavis Posts: 2,505
    Why are you putting a skewer through your bottom bracket?

    I mean, it's your bike, and you're both presumably grown-up and consenting, but why?
    Each to their own, though.
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  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    I found rubber mallet worked to get the chainring and crank on. Though it was external BB that screwed on for me.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what BB? not all have holes the whole way through.
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 22,354
    That trick - using a skewer to hold the tool in place - only really works on the cassette. A square taper BB doesn't have a hole all the way through, just one at each end. Not sure about Octalink/ISIS and external BBs are different again. If you're careful you won't need it.
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  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    What BB have you got now???

    Go to:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html#bottom

    And don't come back until you can tell us which BB you have bought and you're trying to fit :D
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  • phy2sll2phy2sll2 Posts: 680
    Greg T wrote:
    What am I doing wrong>?

    Have you tried using a crank bolt instead?
  • phy2sll2 wrote:
    Greg T wrote:
    What am I doing wrong>?

    Have you tried using a crank bolt instead?

    All the cool kids have quick-release cranks these days.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,205
    He's building a fixie unicycle.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    He's building a fixie unicycle.

    All unicycles are fixies.
    Imagine trying to freewheel down a hill on a unicycle.
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  • EKE_38BPM wrote:
    He's building a fixie unicycle.

    All unicycles are fixies.
    Imagine trying to freewheel down a hill on a unicycle.

    Not true. You can get unicycles with a freewheel. Usually has a brake fitted as well and you cannot ride backwards.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Pfft. I'm not impressed at any unicycles that have less than 10 speed.......
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