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How To Remove Stuck Crank Cotter Pin With A Hammer On Vintage Bike

I show how to remove a stubborn wedge cotter pin from a cottered crank using a hammer. This bike is a 1969 Raleigh, so the cotter pin may have been in there for 45 years.

How To Remove Stuck Crank Cotter Pin With A Vise On Vintage Bike

I use a vise to remove a stuck wedge cotter pin from the crank of a 45 year old Raleigh bike. The pins in cottered cranks can be VERY difficult to remove. There are multiple ways to do it. The best way is to use a pin press if you have one, but most people …Read more »

How To Remove/Install Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket

I show how to remove and install a sealed bearing cartridge type bottom bracket. These are really cool and are a great upgrade for a vintage bike. I installed one on my 1990 Trek 1000 replacing the original caged bearings set up. This bike is a mid 90’s Mongoose Sycamore mountain bike. This is an …Read more »

How To Overhaul A Bike Bottom Bracket – Remove/Clean/Install New Bearings

This is how to overhaul the bottom bracket on an older style of bike before they started using sealed bearings. I show you how to remove and install new bearings as well as how to clean all the parts. This bike is a 1984 Schwinn LeTour Luxe, but most vintage bikes are similar. They might …Read more »

How To Install SRAM Truvativ GXP Bottom Bracket

The GXP (Giga X Pipe) bottom bracket on my Jamis Comet triathlon bike was clicking when under torque such as climbing hills. And it was getting worse. The bike shop confirmed my belief that it was the bottom bracket. So I ordered a new one. I finally got the time to replace the old one. …Read more »