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Old 03-10-21, 10:21 PM
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What is a good wrench?

Installed a new BB and crankset on my Hybrid but bought the wrong BB wrench. I installed a Shimano SM-BBR60 and the park wrench that Amazon matched up with it was a BBT-9. That will fit my Topstone but not the BBR-60 as the wrench is too large. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Not my field at all, but an internet search for park tools and your BB suggests bottom-bracket-tool-bbt-59-2 at 42 mm instead of the 44 mm for the BBT-9.
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Old 03-11-21, 06:19 AM
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There is an insert that will fit your BBT-9. They often come with the new bottom bracket.

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Old 03-11-21, 08:14 AM
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Not my field at all, but an internet search for park tools and your BB suggests bottom-bracket-tool-bbt-59-2 at 42 mm instead of the 44 mm for the BBT-9.
Thank you for this. When I made the same search it showed two wrenches with two different product numbers. Thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
There is an insert that will fit your BBT-9. They often come with the new bottom bracket.

Unfortunately, mine did not come with it but I will search to try to find one. This would be the better solution to my issue if it is available by itself. I have found other wrench offerings on the internet, non-Park Tool, but have a delivery date for the end of April. Hopefully, now that I have a product number I can narrow my search and get it in a more timely manner but no guarantees I am sure. Thanks again for your post.
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A bike shop likely has extras they've accumulated.
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A "good wrench" is one who fixes my bike promptly, properly, and at a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
A bike shop likely has extras they've accumulated.
+1. I would be surprised if your LBS didn't have one and I doubt it would be priced higher than any other source. These are going for around $8 on the net.

TL-FC25 Shimano Bottom Bracket Adapter Installation Tool (Y13009260)

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The plastic adaptor is not excellent for removing stuck BBs, but can be used for installing the new ones.
It's definitely worth giving it a try - hopefully finding one in a LBS near by.

These by Unior work fine and hold up OK so far (the video description has the link to their tools/BBs compatibility chart):

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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
Unfortunately, mine did not come with it but I will search to try to find one. This would be the better solution to my issue if it is available by itself. I have found other wrench offerings on the internet, non-Park Tool, but have a delivery date for the end of April. Hopefully, now that I have a product number I can narrow my search and get it in a more timely manner but no guarantees I am sure. Thanks again for your post.
Frankn.
Look on eBay for what you need. Most eBay sellers use USPS Priority or 1st Class for small items, a week or less handling and shipping time. Or check around your local shops.
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A good wrench would be something from Snap-On like these: https://shop.snapon.com/categories/R...3-8%22)/674821 The good socket to go with that wrench would be from Abbey Bike Tools in your case this one: https://www.abbeybiketools.com/colle...bracket-socket. A perfectly serviceable socket would be this one from Park: https://www.parktool.com/product/bot...-tool-bbt-59-2
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I have weak a advertising resistance mechanism. This stuff just gets into storage.

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Thank you all for your responses. I ordered my "good wrench" today and will have it soon.
Be safe all, Frank.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
A good wrench would be something from Snap-On like these: https://shop.snapon.com/categories/R...3-8%22)/674821
Technically not a wrench. Just as nice imo but more affordable
https://www.harryepstein.com/3-8-dr-...tour-grip.html
Love the lines on it and the price is easier on the wallet.
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