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Old 10-19-07, 11:02 AM   #1
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Need BB removal advice

I'm removing my Shimano Octalink BB, and I'm a bit confused as to which side is the fixed flange and which side is the removable ring.

Here's a picture of the bike, viewed normally (left is left), with the removal tool held in place with a skewer.



Looking at this web page it would seem that I have it backwards and that the ring on the left indicates that it is the fixed flange?
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The drive side is the fixed flange.
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The drive side is the fixed flange.

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One more question, do you think white lithium grease is adequate for installing the new hollowtech BB?
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One more question, do you think white lithium grease is adequate for installing the new hollowtech BB?
I actually had good luck on a recent BB overhaul using teflon tape -- it certainly hasn't creaked since then. But that wasn't a hollowtech, if that matters.
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One more question, do you think white lithium grease is adequate for installing the new hollowtech BB?
Sure, just about any commercially available grease will work.
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