BB30 pressfit tool

clovis Posts: 14
edited September 2013 in Workshop
I've just ordered a new frame that takes a bb30, any ideas where I can find a tool to fit ? and will I need to adapt to run Dura Ace cranks ? Cheers


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    A headset tool will fit the BB30 bearings.

    Shimano don't do a suitable crankset so you need to think what to do.

    Run BB30 bearings with reducers. FiT a reducing sleeve and then use Shimano external bearing BB or fit something like the KCNC reducing BB.

    Not the best frame option to buy.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Hi
    I just fitted a BB30. Because I was fitting a new on and not bothered about the old one I tapped it out with a rubber mallet and a piece of wood, then rather than having to buy the whole tool I got just the installation kit (FSA from Chain Reaction or Wiggle, can't remember which) and used a length of threaded rod, some 28mm washers two nuts and a couple of spanners to make a tool. Took it slow and got the new BB fitted without issue.
    There are pictures of similar set ups on the web and some industrious soul selling what cost about 3 quid to make for a tidy profit on ebay.
    The tool in that link above is for removal, you'd have to buy another tool to fit, works out expensive, hence the DIY.
  • Thanks for the pointers so far, Gareth that sounds a great idea, I'll do that, I've just ordered a praxis bb30/shimano converter so I am hoping that will do the trick without any major probs. I've always had bikes using Shimano bb and found them easy to replace and trouble free but I had my heart set on this frameset I guess. Hopefully I can rig it so I don't have to change cranks.