Bicycle Mechanics - BB removal. Is this universally true?
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Left (non-drive side): counter-clockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten.
Right (drive side): counter-clockwise to tighten, clockwise to loosen.
08-26-04, 02:10 PM
Not universally true.
Go here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html
Scroll down to "Bottom Bracket" and see Sheldon's explanations of the various standards.
Providing I avoid French, Italian, and Swiss standards I should be ok.
08-26-04, 02:35 PM
The vast majority of modern bikes are as you describe. :)
It certainly explains why I could not get the drive-side loosened! :D
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