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Old 06-29-08, 01:57 PM
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Octalink BB removal. No, not the cranks

Which direction is a drive side octalink BB supposed to loosen??? I've got a 1/2 torque wrench on it, and it's breaking the teeth off of my tool. I got the tool with the square cornered teeth, not beveled. The torque wrench is clicking 100 pounds of torque in an aluminum frame in both directions?,,,,BD
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clock wise it reverse threads.
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Old 06-29-08, 02:17 PM
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Depending on the bike but it should be left hand or reverse threaded. Roger
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And DON'T use a torque wrench for disassembly. There's no reason to take a chance of screwing it up!
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I do have a breaker bar, it just wasn't my field of vision at that moment. It finally did come loose. I just wasn't used to having hardly anything to purchase on(octalink splines being so shallow and all). The mockup is going nicely. I'm taking a 2005 Scott Speedster S4, and building the components onto a 1985 Schwinn SS frame. So far it looks pretty damn nice. Everything is going on perfectly(BB aside, lol) Some fresh paint, and it will be good to go. Oddest thing was taking a 9 speed wheel, and slipping it into the 1985 frame. Hardly any spreading at all? I also need a braze on adapter clamp to fit the smaller seat tube.

Thanks for the help!!!,,,,BD
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You can use a qr skewer to clamp the bb tool over an Octalink spindle to prevent slipping and protect the splines while you remove or replace it.
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And if you are getting new bottom bracket/cartridge...make sure you the right one...there is an octalink v1 and v2....... one works with deore and the other with road cranks like ultegra 6503.....
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