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Change bottom braket and crank.

wacman35CNS4K053wacman35CNS4K053 Posts: 1
edited 28 September in MTB workshop & tech
Hi folks, new to bike maintenance.
I have a Voodoo Bizango and slowy upgrading it. It comes with a Shimano Octalink BB and I read you can fit a Hollowtech II BB and crank to match.

Are these the parts I need? I understand i need to buy correct tools for removing and fitting the new parts.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-deore-bb52-hollowtech-bottom-bracket

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-slx-m677-10-speed-double-chainset

Thanks
Wayne

Posts

  • jb72jb72 Posts: 12
    Yes, those parts are great.

    Yes you'll need various tools to remove the current one and to fit the new one!
    - crank puller
    - Octalink cranks might need an insert too for the crank puller
    - Bottom bracket tool - recommend the Shimano one as it's much less likely to slip
    - Hollowtech fitting tool

    If you're just getting into bike maintenance check out Park Tools on Youtube. Have fun!
  • karljeff72karljeff72 Posts: 28
    Wow £14.50 for a BB52 used to be about £8 or £9 not so long ago.
  • david37david37 Posts: 300

    Wow £14.50 for a BB52 used to be about £8 or £9 not so long ago.

    its the covid Gouge innit.
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