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Old 03-14-06, 07:17 PM   #1
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Bottom Bracket tool????

Hello everybody! I have a 2005 Norco Havoc and have a cracking noise coming from it. I have tightened the cranks to 300 lbs tourque but still never helped the cracking noise. I was thinking that maybe my bottom bracket needs to be tightened. But I have a problem. What tool should I use? It would be nice to check on e-bay to see if there is any there that could help me! Thanks alot!!!!
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Unless your BB is odd or an external bearing type, you'll likely need this:

http://www.parktool.com/products/det...5&item=BBT%2D2
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you should check to make sure the chain ring bolts (the 4 bolts that attach the crank arm to the rings) are not loose, as well as that, your pedals could be loose too.
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alright, thanks guys!!!!
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Old 03-14-06, 07:33 PM   #5
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Hello everybody! I have a 2005 Norco Havoc and have a cracking noise coming from it. I have tightened the cranks to 300 lbs tourque but still never helped the cracking noise. I was thinking that maybe my bottom bracket needs to be tightened. But I have a problem. What tool should I use? It would be nice to check on e-bay to see if there is any there that could help me! Thanks alot!!!!
whoa, i dont think i can tighten my cranks to 300lbs... on my last bike i used a torx wrench and ratchet and i stripped the bolt or whatever (inside of the bolt, where the allen wrench should fit) but i dont have that problem because that bike got stolen..
as for your issue, i'd second tightening your pedals or chainring...
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Just incase it helps anyone, the noise only comes form the non-drive side (side with no chain, lol). Also it only happens when I put a nice bit of pressure on the pedel. (eg, when I pedel up hill) I just tightened the crank arm and pedel, but still no luck. It didn't help a single bit. Please help! I can't stand that noise!
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Are you sure the noise is coming from the BB and not the chain? Have you lubricated the chain recently?

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Old 03-15-06, 05:15 AM   #8
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iam sure its not the chain! How much tourque should I put on the BB?
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