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    Bottom Bracket Tools?

    I have Shimano FC-M442 cranks on my Gary Fisher Marlin. What tools do I need to work on the bottom bracket and crankset? I'm thinking Park tools, but they do not have to be.

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    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
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    The crank model (unless you mean FC-M442-8) suggests that it's a standard square-taper BB, but beyond that you tell us nothing about the BB itself.

    Check out one of the repair sites cited in the "New Posters - Please READ THIS" thread.
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    See this: http://bicycletutor.com/replace-cotterless-cranks/

    and this: http://bicycletutor.com/cartridge-bottom-bracket/

    You need a crank puller and a bottom bracket tool. I just replaced the bottom bracket on my bike. If you think you need to remove the bottom bracket, my advice is to get a tool that is easy to attach a long wrench or cheater bar to. The bottom bracket is hard to get loose, so you need a lot of torque to break it free.

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