Bottom bracket threads on frame, dented. Any way to fix?
I tore my Reign down to the frame late this winter to blast and repaint. Now that I'm getting ready to put it all back together, I just realized that the left side threads for the bottom bracket end-cap is slightly dented, to the point where I can't get the cap threaded on.
In the photo you can see that the lower right is slightly dented (no idea in hell how that would have happened).
Question is, is this frame junk or is there a way to fix it?
If the hole wasn't so huge, I'd just run a tape through it and see if that is good enough to thread it back on, but I'm doubting highly I'll be able to find a tap this huge and in such a fine thread.
What the hell!? Pretty frustrated - all this paint work may have been for nothing and I might be shopping for a new bike; unless I can find a front triangle.
Re: Bottom bracket threads on frame, dented. Any way to fix?
Take it to a reputable bike shop, they should have a BB chase tool to clean up the threads.
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Good idea - thanks. I'll take it to the LBS today and see what they can do.
In a hurry, you can try to drive in a steel cup BB... slowly, lots of lube.
I had that one happen to me once. My BB had steel threads and it went in the aluminum threads no problem.
Tighten until finding some resistance, back off, go at it again until you're done.
But if a shop has the tools to chase it, the better.
It looks like it his the ground while you were having it painted/blasted. Did you have it done by a shop or on your own?
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