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Replace Caged Bearings With Loose Bearings In Bottom Bracket Overhaul

I show how to overhaul a bike bottom bracket, and replace the retainer cage bearings with loose bearings. The advantage of loose bearings is there are more bearings to take the load and not being in a cage, they can move more freely. The disadvantage is that they take more time/work to install. I disassemble, …Read more »

Bottom Bracket Overhaul On Vintage Raleigh Tourist Bike

This is my 1970 Made In England Raleigh Tourist Rod-Brake bike. I am slowly going through it and cleaning it up. In this video I overhaul the bottom bracket which was a mess. Loose bearings. There were some kind of seeds inside the bottom bracket shell. I opened it up, which included a stuck fixed …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 »

Square Taper Bottom Bracket To GXP Bottom Bracket Replacement

I show how to replace an older square taper bottom bracket with a modern SRAM Truvativ GXP (Giga X Pipe) bottom bracket. I also show how to remove and install the cranksets. This a cool upgrade/update to a vintage bike. This was part of my DIY cyclocross/gravel bike project. Build Cheap DIY Cyclocross Bike From …Read more »

How To Remove A Stuck Fixed Cup From Bike Bottom Bracket

I show how to remove a stubborn stuck fixed cup from a bike bottom bracket. I use a homemade tool consisting of a 5/8″ bolt, some washers and a nut. Sheldon Brown talked about this method on his website. There are other methods also, but this is a good one. This bike is a vintage …Read more »