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    How is the world are you suposed to get the bottom bracket spindle off? Ive tried the screwdriver hammer method but its just digging into the metal. Is ther some kind of special tool or method I can use to get this thing off?

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    usually a grinder works well, cut the shell lenghtwise.....
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    That cant be the only way to do it, I dont want to BB.

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    if you are trying to remove the bearings from the shell for replacement, most are not servicable. If somethings wrong with it, you simply throw it out and buy a new one. Of course, you havent said what you are trying to achieve and why, and what BB you have.
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    I think that he is just trying to take it off the bike, if thats the case then yes there is a special tool for that but I don't know the exact name of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m88tow
    I think that he is just trying to take it off the bike, if thats the case then yes there is a special tool for that but I don't know the exact name of it.

    I think it's called a "bottom bracket tool".
    Try a bike shop.

    ps- screwdriver + hammer + bike = bad idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by ditchdiver56
    I think it's called a "bottom bracket tool".
    Try a bike shop.

    ps- screwdriver + hammer + bike = bad idea

    Thats a good name for it, figured it had a more technical name than that.

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    yo elliot, i've got the tools you need and can walk you thru it so you don't end up damaging anything else in the process.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    yo elliot, i've got the tools you need and can walk you thru it so you don't end up damaging anything else in the process.......
    Would you do me a favor, give him a mini-sledge and a chisel as the "correct tools", and take pictures so we can see the carnage?



    After WCH shows you how to do it, I'd recommend going out and buying your own tools if you ride your bike a lot. It'll save a whole lot of money in LBS repair fees, or save a whole lot of money in new bike frame/parts if you damage it using the wrong tools

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    Curious...

    Quote Originally Posted by Motoxpro
    How is the world are you suposed to get the bottom bracket spindle off? Ive tried the screwdriver hammer method but its just digging into the metal. Is ther some kind of special tool or method I can use to get this thing off?
    Did the original BB go south, or was this an upgrade deal?

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    i'm guessing he wants to put an inner chainguide plate on it, when we were out last time his chain kept falling off with just a derailleur and bashring up front.....


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    Ya, im tring to but on a chainguide. I think my buddy might have one down the street, if I need any help ill post back here.

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    very important to remember...

    with the bike upside down and the wrench straigt up at a 12:00 position, rotate towards the rear of the bike to remove the cups. this applies to both sides...


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    put away the hammer and screwdriver please.....
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