Ball retainers caged bearings are used to facilitate assembly and to reduce the number of balls required. Photo shows a left-sided bottom bracket. Just on the other side. A good option is: If it's a standard bottom bracket, you can adjust the bearing tightness. The Octalink system uses a spindle with eight splines. Monday 27th January Maintenance. Thread the cup in to the non-drive side. There are a number of versions of this design available: After removing the lockring, flip the bike over, and take out the bottom bracket.
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If you're having trouble getting the thread started, turn it slowly the wrong way while applying gentle inwards pressure. It's easiest to remove the bottom bracket with the bike lying on its side, so take it out of your workstand for this part. Now apply a cone wrench to the bottom bracket and unscrew it from the housing. Yours may be opposite. The cylinder, bearing and spindle are placed in the shell and held in place by the bearing cups, each of which has a narrow flange that bears against the edge of the shell. This page was last edited on 18 August , at If you wanted the pedals a bit closer together, you might buy a 68x The safest bet if you're not sure is to take the old one to the shop and ask for another one exactly the same.
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Some BB tools require you to use a spanner, some have a hole to put an Allen key in the end and some have a standard square-drive fitting that you can fit a torque wrench or ratcheting socket handle thing into. They also offer more distance between the two bearing surfaces, which contributes to stiffness while allowing lighter components. If it is a loose ball and you are partial to it ex: It is a 12 spline spindle proprietary to Truvativ offered as a lower cost alternative to other spline designs. Schlumpf makes a bottom bracket that incorporates a two-speed epicyclic transmission. See the crank section for information. To add to the recommendation of spinning the cranks I would add the following:.
Description:It's easy to forget about your bottom bracket. The bottom bracket shell is large to accommodate removal of this S-shaped crank. Several different competing standards for splined interfaces exist. In addition, have a couple of rags to hand for wiping things with, otherwise your trousers are never going to be the same again. For example, this kid's bike has a spindle that terminates in a bolt. Start with the non-drive-side. This is usually used in connection with Ashtabula cranks, alternatively termed one-piece cranks. The problem is that normally the interface cannot be tightened enough without a cotter press, a highly specialized tool,  though still produced and for sale.