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replacing a bottom bracket on a spinner
I am replacing the bottom bracket on my spinner. The bottom bracket makes a clicking noise when you spin on it. I figured it was about as good of a time as any to replace it. I was able to pull off the crank arms without too much trouble but the bottom bracket is a little tougher to get out.
The spinner is about 10+ years old.
It is a square taper bottom bracket with no splines for removal. There is what looks like a small gasket so I was able to pry that off and I see loose ball bearing with grease. There is a round metal thing enclosing the ball bearing so that they don't fall out.
A couple of quick questions:
1) How do I remove this entire bottom bracket (housing, etc.)?
2) Is it fairly straightforward to replace this with a more updated square bracket enclosed type of bottom bracket?