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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! how do i remove my bottom bracket?

    ok. so i just bought a cove stiffee frame and i'm ripping all the **** off my old GT and putting it on that.

    but... i'm having trouble with this. there are some pictures attached here. i can't figure out how to remove it. ... any help is appreciated.
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    You need a bottom bracket tool to take that out.

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    I've never messed w/ a square bb, but you're going to need a square BB specific tool to remove it. I'd say just pick one up at you lbs, you'll use it again if you work on your own bike. Or you can just pay the shop to take it out if you don't want to buy the tool.
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    well... i mean is the tool expensive do you think?

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    should be ~$20 at a bike store

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    ISIS bb tool uses the same interface, just has a bigger and deeper opening for the spindle.

    Drive side is reverse threaded.

    Check the Park Tools website repair area for more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothoncanvas
    ok. so i just bought a cove stiffee frame and i'm ripping all the **** off my old GT and putting it on that.

    but... i'm having trouble with this. there are some pictures attached here. i can't figure out how to remove it. ... any help is appreciated.
    Get this tool it should work. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4200

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    Dude buy a new BB, that old thing is junk, and you will need some new cranks as well.

    Seriously though, if you want to keep working on your own bike then go down and buy Park Tools Big Blue Book of bike repair. It will tell you everything you need to know, and buy a torque wrench, you will need the inch pound one the most, you can get an OK one at any Sears that'l work fine for you. Don't expect a ton of instrucional know how from your LBS because that is part of what they do for a living. It's like going down to the car dealer and asking them to explain how to rebuild the engine on your car.
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    thanks guys, i got it. it was 15 bucks.

    here's my new toy. still got to put the rear brake on but that's it for now.

    Yeah and, i should get a lot of new stuff for the bike. but i'm pretty pressed for cash so i'm just gonna ride what i got until i can afford new stuff. i.e. shorty stem. handlebars. tires. 150mm forks. etc.
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    150mm cranks? What are you... 4 feet tall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    150mm cranks? What are you... 4 feet tall?
    ...?

    150mm fork. my new bike has a 150mm dropoff that i will eventually go bigger on, so i'll put the 150mm fork on the stiffee.

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