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Old 03-03-12, 09:53 AM
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Also, I would suggest that you learn to tighten them yourself. Crank puller and BB socket are inexpensive, and have been the most used tools that I have, especially since I help out the neighbor kids at times. Per Mr. Beanz's comments, I find tightening a BB properly to be a multi-step process, incrementally tightening each side until both are set.

SUPER SECRET TRICK: When using the BB tool, thread a bolt into the pedal spindle to hold the socket in place. Take your new BB to the hardware store, find the right M6 thread (can't remember the right pitch), and then store it with the tool. Major life saver in loosening a tight BB.
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