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    Campy 1970's BB tool-replacement screws??

    Anyone know where I could get some replacement screws for a 1970's vintage Campagnolo BB tool. I snapped the screws-studs off years ago, and have casually hunted for replacements ever since. Now I really need replacements.
    Any ideas?
    I might try to find some replacement bolts,and just grind the threads off, but I doubt the cheapo screws will be up to it.Thanks,Charlie
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis
    I might try to find some replacement bolts,and just grind the threads off, but I doubt the cheapo screws will be up to it.Thanks,Charlie
    Maybe they will be. After all, the originals weren't that good either.

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    I wonder if the Park Tool replacement pins would work.
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    Used cheapo screws-worked ,but

    Thanks guys.I tried some cheapo screws-filed the threads off.They worked.I might see if I can chase down the park replacements-they look a bit coarser threaded,but might be worth a chance.
    However, I had the correct Campy tool to take the right-fixed cup-off,but I have torn it to shreds, but I can't get it off.
    I clamped the campy tool on with a vise so it wouldn't slip. It didn't slip, it just carved the aluminum out-shaved it off.
    I then drilled holes in the cup and tried the LT side tool on it-snapped the screws right off of course.I then tried another tool-for snugging down the disc on a grinder-drilled holes -it bent that tool.
    The BB was nice-1977 SR titanium spindle-everything but the fixed cup is still nice.
    It is a 68 120 English threaded.
    It hasn't been off since it was installed in 1977. Thanks,Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis
    Thanks guys.I tried some cheapo screws-filed the threads off.They worked.I might see if I can chase down the park replacements-they look a bit coarser threaded,but might be worth a chance.
    However, I had the correct Campy tool to take the right-fixed cup-off,but I have torn it to shreds, but I can't get it off.
    I clamped the campy tool on with a vise so it wouldn't slip. It didn't slip, it just carved the aluminum out-shaved it off.
    I then drilled holes in the cup and tried the LT side tool on it-snapped the screws right off of course.I then tried another tool-for snugging down the disc on a grinder-drilled holes -it bent that tool.
    The BB was nice-1977 SR titanium spindle-everything but the fixed cup is still nice.
    It is a 68 120 English threaded.
    It hasn't been off since it was installed in 1977. Thanks,Charlie
    So are you saying the fixed cup is still in there and refuses to come out? Pics?

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    Sheldon Brown has a "tool" for removing recalcetrant fixed cups. It's basically a large hex head bolt that you stick through the cup, head in, and tighten a nut HARD on the outside. The corners of the bolt head dig into the inside of the cup and you use a wrench on the nut to unthread the cup. That assumes an English bb so that the fixed cup unscrews clockwise. Use the largest bolt that will clear the spindle hole, 5/8" or larger.

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    Got it-thanks!!

    Thanks guys-hillrider-double thanks-the bolt nut method worked-thanks-charlie

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