Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
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That's one of the cheaper ones that's supposed to look like a cartridge, but isn't.
The Park CCP-22 or equivalent (Google bicycle crank puller) will work to remove the arm (after removing the 14MM bolt)
The lock ring would take a Park HCW 5, but you might be able to tap it with a screw driver an small hammer to loosen or maybe even a water pump pliers.
The cup would take a Park BBT-22 or equivalent.
Often, the "splines" on these cups are not well filled out, so you have to exercise caution that the tool doesn't slip and chip teeth. (I've got a couple different lengths of 8MM bolts and several flat washers to screw into the spindle to attach the BB tool so it's snugly "pulled" into place
What I'd be concerned about-
Depending on how loose it is, there's a good chance the cups/spindle may be "toast". (The cheaper ones tend not to be generously greased and aren't the best materials)
It may actually be cheaper to have the LBS install a new cartridge then spend a relatively large amount on tools.
It just kind of depends on if you plan on doing additional bike wrenching and can utilize the tools.
Last edited by Bill Kapaun; 02-25-12 at 01:21 PM.