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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 »

Convert From Cottered Crankset to Square Tapered Cranks/Bottom Bracket

I show how to replace a vintage cottered cranks/bottom bracket to a newer style square taper bottom bracket and crankset. Covered is removing the cottered crank set and bottom bracket, measuring, and choosing a new square taper BB, and installing the new bottom bracket.

Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »

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 »

Repairing Stripped Crank Arm Pedal Threads

I fix the stripped pedal mounting threads in an aluminum crank arm. The original pedals had been seized in the cranks (probably galvanic corrosion between the steel pedal axles and the aluminum cranks). I managed to get them off, but they removed some of the threads with them. Using a Unior Pedal Tap and Thread …Read more »