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Removing and servicing Campagnolo Power Torque cranks and BB

menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
edited March 2015 in Workshop
So, as my veloce equipped bike is becoming my daily commuter I would like to be able to clean/service/replace the crankset and BB as required. However, it looks like I need a bloody expensive layout on tools to be able to do so, unlike with my shimano equipped bikes.

Is there a cost effective way of doing this? Good value tools?

If not I will just bite the bullet and replace the veloce with 5800 105- at least that is simple to service.
RIP commute...
Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.

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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    But I still have to get the bloody power torque one off, if I am paying someone to do that I may as well spend the money and get the 5800 105 given its price. I have all the tools to service hollowtech II bbs and shimano cranks.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • Someone on here suggested a puller-free method. It went something like, loosen the non-drive side bolt so it sticks out and then hit it with a rubber mallet so the crank is pushed out and the non-drive arm removed.

    I didn't try it on mine as I got a shop to do it but if your gonna be replacing it might be worth a shot.
  • holiverholiver Posts: 800
    Power torque looks like such a simple mechanism. It's a surprise to me that it needs specialist tools!

    http://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Technol ... que_system
  • cq20cq20 Posts: 207
    Someone on here suggested a puller-free method. It went something like, loosen the non-drive side bolt so it sticks out and then hit it with a rubber mallet so the crank is pushed out and the non-drive arm removed.

    I didn't try it on mine as I got a shop to do it but if your gonna be replacing it might be worth a shot.
    My concern about that method is the sideways shock that it would put on the frame in the BB area. It relies on the BB acting as an end stop for the non-DS crank.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    I went that route... the short bearing life, combined with the hassle of servicing (and I had the tools) made me move to Shimano.
    The last 105 BB has done all winter with lots of muddy off road no problem... quite impressed actually. I think the secret is being very very gentle with the preload
  • cq20cq20 Posts: 207
    holiver wrote:
    Power torque looks like such a simple mechanism. It's a surprise to me that it needs specialist tools!

    http://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Technol ... que_system
    That video, although it says it is about assembly and maintenance is only about assembly. The assembly is very easy; the special tools are required for the maintenance bit which that the video doesn't cover. It is a very poor design from that point of view and I will bin mine for 105/Ultegra when the time comes.
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Just got back from a ride and the bb needs some tlc. Probably a good a time as any to just splash out on the 105 given the price of it on ribble. Now to find someone to remove the campag bits! It's a shame really as I like the hood shape and the thumb shifters but having both bikes on shimano will make life easier. Now to find a shimano hub for my hope mono rs hub equipped wheels!
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    menthel wrote:
    Just got back from a ride and the bb needs some tlc. Probably a good a time as any to just splash out on the 105 given the price of it on ribble. Now to find someone to remove the campag bits! It's a shame really as I like the hood shape and the thumb shifters but having both bikes on shimano will make life easier. Now to find a shimano hub for my hope mono rs hub equipped wheels!

    You don't need a new groupset, you can run a Shimano chainset on a Campagnolo groupset, don't be a snob... :wink:
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    menthel wrote:
    Just got back from a ride and the bb needs some tlc. Probably a good a time as any to just splash out on the 105 given the price of it on ribble. Now to find someone to remove the campag bits! It's a shame really as I like the hood shape and the thumb shifters but having both bikes on shimano will make life easier. Now to find a shimano hub for my hope mono rs hub equipped wheels!

    You don't need a new groupset, you can run a Shimano chainset on a Campagnolo groupset, don't be a snob... :wink:

    Too late now, ordered the whole shebang! £290 for the 105, will sell on the veloce at a cheap price and also the 105 brakes as the italia needs long drop ones. Should work out fairly cheap once its all evened out.

    That and I am a tart for all of the kit to be matching! ;)

    Now for the hope freehub...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    menthel wrote:
    Now for the hope freehub...

    Obviously you can keep the Campag 11 cassette if you are on 1, otherwise the Hope free hub is 60 quid... :shock:
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    menthel wrote:
    Now for the hope freehub...

    Obviously you can keep the Campag 11 cassette if you are on 1, otherwise the Hope free hub is 60 quid... :shock:

    Its veloce so 10 speed only. Given the price and range of 11 speed campag cassettes I think I may as well get the freehub, I will be able to use them on the bling soot aprire when it comes.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
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