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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-12-04, 08:16 PM   #1
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any ideas for removing this? the cup has three notches and i've already tried a spanner wrench with a long *ss pipe for leverage but no such luck. sheldon's vice idea? i'm thinking about that, after applying liquid wrench or similar type oil. or maybe i should just take it in and have the lbs take care of it...

it's italian threaded by the way
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Old 12-12-04, 08:27 PM   #2
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Cold chisel and big Fing hammer. Make sure you are going the right way.
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bike shops have all sorts of specialized tools.... including apparatus for removing pesky stuck bottom bracket cups.

i know that you wanna get it out on your own, as i would also, but you might end up damaging something in the process...
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Old 12-12-04, 09:33 PM   #4
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i know that you wanna get it out on your own, as i would also, but you might end up damaging something in the process...
mmm-hmmm. Threads are delicate. Hammers and chisels are not. Brute force can work, but in my experience has an unusually high incidence of disaster.
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Build yourself one of Sheldon's patented low budget fixed cup tools. Works like a charm.
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Old 12-13-04, 05:27 AM   #6
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The huge bolt through the cup? We did that on a landfill-salvage fixie conversion and it worked perfectly. We tried a number of bolts - all too thin and weedy - until we tried a big, heavy-ass bolt from a car's towball mounting. That and a couple of big, thick washers mated nicely and with two guys giving it some ugliness (and a metre-long cheater bar), it came away cleanly.
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