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bb and headset overhaul

Old 03-05-11, 02:42 PM
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bb and headset overhaul

i need to overhaul my bottom bracket and headset, and i need some tips to figure out how to do that. I have a general idea of how to do it, but don't want to mess anything up. i have a threaded headset, and im not sure if that makes a difference but i don't exactly know what im doing so some tips would be great
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there is nothing to mess up. yea you will drop some balls but have replacements handy. adjusting the preload is the hard part or most technical part. guides on the park tool site or other websites/internets
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enter bottom bracket overhaul (I did it for you, open the link) into your favorite search engine and a bunch of tutorials are listed, most are free. You have a choice of text and pictures, or video. Watch/read a few appropriate you your type of BB (internal/external, square taper/ OS spline, etc) till you feel you have it and get started.

Repeat for the headset overhauls.
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