Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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One of the handiest items to keep in a tool box is a section of an old leather belt. Wrap it around polished plumbing fixtures before using pump (Channelock) pliers. same thing for your job. Protect the cup from cosmetic damage and use pump pliers.
If the threads above were distorted by the lock washer you might need a bit of force to get past them. Use some cutting oil, or any decent grease of oil and work the cup back and forth moving progressively forward with each pass until you've chased the thread back to form and it passes the bad zone.
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