- Bottom Bracket installation help!
Read this – excellent source of infoPosted 4 years ago
Yes you are right to consider hand tight as being the best way to start the BB going on – be VERY careful with directions of threads! A wire brush can be useful to clean up threads and you must use copper slip to install IMO.
Is all else fails, get LBS to chase threads for you. Strip them and you may be fubared.
Yeah I’m defo turning the right way, as per the arrows on the cups.
I’ve cleaned everything and tried again, it’s gone about half way this time with some moderate force. The other side didn’t need the tool until the very end.
Shall I use the tool, I’ve backed the cup out and it doesn’t seem to be damaging the threads. Would it be obvious if it was?Posted 4 years ago
Help! Trying to build up my new frame, first time I’ve done this and I’ve inevitably stumbled upon my first problem!
I’m trying to install my Shimano external BB, drive side went in a treat by hand and tightened up with the tool. Opposite side however will only go in about 1 turn before it gets stuck. I’m scared to get the tool on it as it may knacker the threads.
Any tricks to help it in or do I need to visit my LBS?Posted 4 years ago
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