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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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Yes 99% of bottom brackets have left hand threads on the right, including your leMond. Italian and French BBs have right threads on both sides.
Rust is very common in bottom bracket threads so some can be incredibly difficult to remove. Before trying harder and possible damaging the tool or cup soak the area with Liquid Wrench, Kroil, or a similar penetrating oil made specifically for removing frozen bolts. Apply if from both the outside and the inside. If the left cup is still in you can pout some down the seat tube. Give it time to work, then bolt the tool to the cup as you've already done, and try using a hammer or put it in a vise and turn the frame.
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