Hello all, I'm taking my 10 year old Nishiki and upgrading some parts to bring it up to date and extend it's life (I'm also cheap). I'm starting with the bottom bracket and crankset, but I've already run into a problem. I want to replace the existing open cups/bearings unit with a sealed one, but when I opened the shell I found this screw sticking out, which holds the plastic cable guide in place. Is a sealed BB going to fit with that screw there? The plastic tab looks to be about 1/4 inch, I was thinking of putting in a shorter screw and hope the new BB has 1/4" clearance. Has anybody done this?
Also, I understand the fixed cup is a pain to get off because it's really tight. Does the fixed side unscrew by turning left to right (clockwise)?. Thank you.