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Removing bottom bracket

apbenton1987apbenton1987 Posts: 2
edited March 2015 in Workshop
I'm currently sprucing up an old bike I've had in the garage for a while. I thought it would be a good way to practice and improve my bike mechanic skills. The crank arms seem to wobble quite a bit and from a bit of research this seems to point to bottom bracket problems. I'm currently trying to remove the crankarms & bottom bracket but I'm not sure what tools I need. Would anybody be able to help and provide advice? I've attached photos to show the bike in question.

Thanks in advance!


  • Man Of LardMan Of Lard Posts: 903
    A crank puller & a bottom bracket tool at the very least. A swear box, long handle for the BB tool & some penetrating oil as well most likely.

    If you have access to a bench vice, consider clamping the BB tool in it vertically (so the bike lies horizontally on top of the tool) and use the bike frame as the lever to turn the bottom bracket. Doing it this way helps to stop the BB tool from leaving the BB as you attempt to turn it.
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