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Square taper bottom bracket installation

xboxkiller08xboxkiller08 Posts: 7
edited June 2018 in MTB general
Hi
New to the forum and already gathered plenty of info.
But.... I'm changing out bottom bracket and the cup is being a pain but soaking in penetrating oil as I type.

I will get the bleeder out eventually!!

Anyway to stop the BB & cup sticking in the future should I grease the threads of both the BB & cup when reinstalling?
As I know to put grease on the crankset/crank arm and bolts.

I imagine the answer to be yes but I just want to make sure for peace of mind.

Thanks in advance

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,659
    You are trying to unscrew them the right way, aren't you?
    Drive side is reverse thread so clockwise to remove.
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  • Yes pal managed to get it out now the threads were full of sh#t.
    A soaking and brute force sorted that
  • Matty2BMatty2B Posts: 62
    ...Anyway to stop the BB & cup sticking in the future should I grease the threads of both the BB & cup when reinstalling?
    As I know to put grease on the crankset/crank arm and bolts.

    I imagine the answer to be yes but I just want to make sure for peace of mind.
    The Park Tools anti seize compound works well for me on pedals - maybe try that?
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