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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 »

Overhaul Vintage Italian Bottom Bracket

I diassemble, clean, replace the bearings, lubricate and re-assemble the bottom bracket on a 1974 Atala road bike. I also replaced the cotter pins which required filing new ones. Here is my video on making a cotter pin press:  

Convert One Piece Crank To Three Piece Crankset/Bottom Bracket

I show how to replace 1 piece (“Ashtabula”) cranks with modern 3 piece cranks using an adapter. These one piece cranks were mainly found on older American made bikes like Schwinn, Huffy, Ross, etc, BMX bikes, and childrens bikes. The bottom bracket shell is larger and the cups are pressed in. But with adapters, you …Read more »