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Having trouble with this bottom bracket... thing

Old 07-31-18, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Gresp15C View Post
I've had some success giving the fixed cup tool a few gentle taps with a hammer. Clamping the tool in place, as @cyccommute shows, helps. Penetrating oil helps. Presence of rust suggests that the cup might be in there pretty good.

If you can clean the cup while it's in place, and see that it's not pitted, then it doesn't really have to come out. You could still put in a couple drops of penetrating oil, and then leave it for next time.
+1 Secure the wrench and hit it with a hammer.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
… But they're not cheap. And really, if there's nothing wrong with the fixed cup, there's no compelling reason to remove it.
mine is knurled, is a touch proud of the bottom bracket shell diameter, and I am painting the frame. when I primed & painted the first coat, there was some fudge of the tape and I have original color showing. I was hoping to get the paint wrapped around the face of the tubing & then put the BBFC back on after clearcoat.
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