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Are all square taper fixed cups left hand threads?

Old 02-25-24, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Huh?
That paint if it gets compromised is simple attrition from doing the job right, my method seldom does much, if anything to it, either way it may be unavoidable so is not damage, just the simple cost of doing business at the end of the day.

The threads are far more important than that bit of paint.

Nice try, splitting hairs as usual in defense of a shortcut, nice and pointless.
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Originally Posted by merziac
That paint if it gets compromised is simple attrition from doing the job right, my method seldom does much, if anything to it, either way it may be unavoidable so is not damage, just the simple cost of doing business at the end of the day.

The threads are far more important than that bit of paint.

Nice try, splitting hairs as usual in defense of a shortcut, nice and pointless.
I'm going to answer this as if you aren't being insulting.

The threads are important. What is it that you say is happening to those threads that they need to be serviced twice a year? Does the same principle apply to axle threads, water bottle bolts and stem bolts?

I put a Campy fixed cup into a Cannondale using a bench vise in 1989, and when I removed it 20 years later the grease was still green. And that was with dissimilar metals.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa
I understand a bike shop would throw out a perfectly good vintage bb to save time and upcharge an unsuspecting customer, but don't really know why an owner would do that.
That has the aroma of conspiracy theorizing, unless "I understand" means it happened to you or to someone you know.

I still have a few bikes with vintage bottom brackets, but if something happened where I needed to replace the crankset, I'd also pull the bottom bracket and throw a Hollowtech II crank in there like a shot.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Risking damaging the frame and cup is pointless.
Originally Posted by Kontact
I'm going to answer this as if you aren't being insulting.
Really, if you say so.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
That has the aroma of conspiracy theorizing, unless "I understand" means it happened to you or to someone you know.
Bikeshops want to overhaul an old bottom bracket and not simply sell a new one?

I'm not just picking on bike shops. This is the way of the world. What's the minimum wage in your town? Here it's $20. What's the hourly labor price at a shop? $50? More?

Anyone with free time can do this simple job for the price of a spanner and 22 ball bearings.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Really, if you say so.
I do.

And why is your way the "proper" way? Why not every other time? Why not every 2 years.

Is there also only one proper way to build a wheel?

Where do you get your information? Or did you decide for everyone?
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
On your bikes , they would be left hand. Italian BB are different.
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