Bottom Brackets

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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:  

How To Remove A Stuck Bottom Bracket Fixed Cup – Another Method

My previous favorite method to remove a hard to remove fixed up from a bottom bracket served me well. I used it to remove a bunch of fixed cups. But I finally encountered a fixed cup that I couldn’t remove. But by trying different things, I managed to get the cup off. And the new …Read more »

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 »

Replacing Bearings In A Bottom Bracket

I could feel some play in the bottom bracket that I could feel when I moved the cranks. I probably could have just adjusted the adjustable cup, But I wasn’t sure what the issue was. It could have been worn bearings, or some sort of damage. But I wouldn’t know that until I opened it …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.