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Postby m@ » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:05 pm

Sorry for yet another noob question... but what tool do I need to tighten this BB (click thumbnail for full image)?

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by BNA » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:00 pm

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Postby familyguy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:00 pm

Hook spanner for the lockring. Try a large shifter or something on the cup. There seems to be a little flat area that you MIGHT just get a spanner or a shifter onto with enough contact area to turn it. You might need two, one on each side.

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Postby geoffs » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:44 pm

if you dont have a hook spanner you can always cheat and use a hammer and a punch.
Just make sure you are turning it the right way
Park tools website have some good tips
cheers

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Postby il padrone » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:19 pm

Called a C-spanner. The old ones for this type of bottom bracket often also had a specially shaped hole in the other end to fit over the flats, but they may have varied in size between brands. You could go to your LBS and ask them to go through their old tools box - see if they'll lend one to you, or sell you one.

C-spanners without the cup spanner are readily available, you could just use the jaws of a good quality large shifter on the edges of the flats to get the cup out as it shouldn't be too tight.
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