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BB30 reinstall

Bobblehatboy1975Bobblehatboy1975 Posts: 36
edited November 2018 in Workshop
Hello

I want to remove and reinstall the same BB30 bearing, see bearing in link below.
http://www.wychbearings.co.uk/ch-6806-l ... nduro.html

Does anyone know which is the best tool to use?

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  • https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-he ... rvice-bb30

    Some of the tools are expensive, you might be better getting your LBS to do it. If you are handy with a spanner then you might be able to DIY your own tools out of threaded rods and nuts. Do some googling if you want to go that route, there are lots of options.
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    I did my BB30 the bodge way. I tapped out the bearings using a screwdriver and hammer and then drifted the new ones in using the old bearing to drive it into place. Took my time, made sure it went in as square as my eye could determine and all has been fine since. It's the same way I've done motorcycle wheel bearings.

    I now have a bearing press tool for headsets and BBs that I would probably use, since I have it.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Why do you want to remove then reinstall the same bearings? Are you trying to fix a creak or are you having the frame resprayed or similar?

    Or have I read that wrong?

    I only ask because some of the extraction techniques aren't very bearing friendly, assuming you're replacing them.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    Use one of these: https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Unior- ... -Tool/FKPD

    Much kinder to the bearing and the frame. Ideally you need a proper press (a headset press works well, with the right mandrels) for installation, but you can also just use some threaded bar and some big washers. Some care is needed if using the old bearings as a mandrel since if the bearing is at all recessed in the frame the old bearing can end up getting stuck; also if you're drifting the bearing (in or out) you need to be very careful about how you support the frame.

    Don't forget that most BB30 will have a snap-ring installed behind the bearing as the back-stop. Watch out for this if you're drifting the bearing out, to make sure you drift the bearing and don't try to drift the snap-ring (which will just censored it up). There's not normally any need to change the snap-rings, so if you're replacing the bearings you can just use any decent 6806 without the need to buy a BB30 kit (which will include snap-rings and shims for setting preload and crank-arm distance).
  • keef66 wrote:
    Why do you want to remove then reinstall the same bearings? Are you trying to fix a creak or are you having the frame resprayed or similar?

    Or have I read that wrong?

    I only ask because some of the extraction techniques aren't very bearing friendly, assuming you're replacing them.

    I want to fix a creak, I know the tapping it out can damage the bearing. So I'm looking into less destructive options.
  • Cannondale?
  • craigus89 wrote:
    Cannondale?

    I have a Kyklos featherweight frame Sram Red grouset
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,376
    keef66 wrote:
    Why do you want to remove then reinstall the same bearings? Are you trying to fix a creak or are you having the frame resprayed or similar?

    Or have I read that wrong?

    I only ask because some of the extraction techniques aren't very bearing friendly, assuming you're replacing them.

    I want to fix a creak, I know the tapping it out can damage the bearing. So I'm looking into less destructive options.

    Why not bite the bullet and replace the creaking bearings with this

    https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wheels ... ranks/EM24

    You know it makes sense

    The above assumes you're running a Shimano chainset. You can get versions for other chainsets
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    If it's creaking they may tap out quite easily...

    You going to use Loctite when you stick them back in?
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    Sorry, I assumed “same” bearings meant the same type, not the same actual ones. If you’re having them out why not put new in anyway? Or go the conversion route.

    That said, my Cannondale no longer creaks after the above-mentioned bodgery.
    Cube Reaction GTC Pro 29 for the lumpy stuff
    Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
    Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
    Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
  • kentphilkentphil Posts: 476
    I had a creaky bb30 on my caadx a while back. I took the cranks off, but not the bearings and re-greased all exposed parts which stopped the creaking. I put a post on here about doing this.

    Edit: here's a link to the post;
    viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=13063959&p=19864558#p19864558
    1998 Kona Cindercone in singlespeed commute spec
    2013 Cannondale Caadx
    2004 Giant TCR
  • Bumo_bBumo_b Posts: 211
    Got an FSA adaptor kit and changed to hollowtech. Couldn't be ar*ed with chasing creaks regularly. Never had an issue since!
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