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Old 08-26-04, 01:18 PM   #1
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BB removal. Is this universally true?

Left (non-drive side): counter-clockwise to loosen, clockwise to tighten.

Right (drive side): counter-clockwise to tighten, clockwise to loosen.

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Old 08-26-04, 02:10 PM   #2
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Not universally true.

Go here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html

Scroll down to "Bottom Bracket" and see Sheldon's explanations of the various standards.
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Providing I avoid French, Italian, and Swiss standards I should be ok.
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The vast majority of modern bikes are as you describe.
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It certainly explains why I could not get the drive-side loosened!
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