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Square Taper Bottom Bracket Service – How To Overhaul/Remove/Clean/Install

I show how to overhaul a vintage cup/cone square taper bottom bracket. This includes removing the cranks, disassembly, cleaning, replacing the bearings, lubrication, and re-assembly. This is a maintenance that should be done if the bottom bracket feels rough, or if there is play, or if the bottom bracket hasn’t been serviced in a long …Read more »

How To Remove Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket Fast! Easy! Fun!

This is how I remove sealed cartridge bottom brackets. Removal in seconds. They can often be very tight, or even stuck/frozen/seized, but this method has always worked for me. And with the downward pressure, I get a good connection and am less likely to strip the notches/splines in the cup and tool. I used a …Read more »

How To Remove Stuck/Seized/Frozen Bottom Bracket Fixed Cup

I show my favorite methods for stubborn, hard to remove bottom bracket drive side fixed cups from a bike. Watch to the end to see the fun method using an impact wrench! I have not encountered a fixed cup that I couldn’t get out. My goal is always not to damage the frame. BTW, the …Read more »

Make Bottom Bracket Thread Chasing Tools – Cheap & Easy

I show how to make cheap and easy bottom bracket chaser tools using old fixed and adjustable cups. These do nut cut new threads, but are used to chase the threads/repair damaged threads/clean out gunk caught in the threads.

How To Fix Bottom Bracket Noises

I show how to find and repair clicking, ticks, creaks, squeaks, knocks, clunks, or other strange annoying sounds coming from a bike bottom bracket or cranks while pedaling. I show the most common causes for noises and how to fix them. Keep in mind a noise can seem to be coming from the bottom bracket, …Read more »