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    BB Install new frame

    Help me out, I have a surly crosscheck frame I am building up for my girl.
    I can't get the fixed cup to go in. The BB is from one of my old frames and in good condition.
    The threads are compatable (1.37x24). I dont want to strip the threads on either frame or cups.

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    What kind of bb is it?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Have you greased the threads on the BB?

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    New frames will often have burs or paint/powdercoat in the threads. Take it to a shop and have them chase the threads.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    ...and try pushing it in (towards the center of the bottom bracket shell) with a little more force than you'd normally apply as you turn it.

    also...do you have a fixed cup tool? (if you don't, go spend the $20. you'll be happy later ps...measure the distance between the flats...it's is either 32mm or 36mm. if you're lucky your lbs will have the double sided tool with both....mine only had a 36 with a bb pin spanner on the other end that i already have)

    also...are you turning it the right way? (is it plugged in?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by braingel...[B
    are you turning it the right way[/B]?
    +1. Drive-side installs counter-clockwise, non-drive side installs clockwise, on most bikes.

    Bob

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