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Old 04-20-10, 03:27 PM
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Bottom bracket troubles...help!

I'm trying to replace a bottom bracket on my Specialized Expedition and according to the LBS its a suntour sealed bearing bottom bracket...and they don't have the puller for it. So I came here to ask you C&Vers if any of you had one and would be willing to mail it out.

Sorry I don't have a picture, my camera can't take a high-res shot of it. It does have 8 splines on it though.
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they don't have a puller for the BB? IIRC that BB has a lockring on each side and also an "adjustable" cup on each side to hold the cartridge there was a special tool for it but I think a regular BB lockring tool and pin spanner should loosen it.

are you going to replace it?
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Old 04-20-10, 03:36 PM
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You can do it with the yellow Park tool if your carefull.
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Yeah I am going to replace it if I can get the piece of crap out. I love the bike so much!

We tried fitting other BB tools but none would fit at all. Is there any kind of way to get it out if I can't find the right tool? Like a drift punch and hammer maybe?

What is the yellow Park tool?

Is it this: http://www.parktool.com/parktoolgear...72&item=SPA--4 ??

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Old 04-20-10, 04:25 PM
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Yes, thats the tool. The trick is to keep the it spread open as you try to turn the cup. If the BB is toast you try a hammer and drift, just be carefull, you dont want to damage the cups to the point where nothing will work.

You did remove the lockrings? Right?
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Haha yes I did remove the lockrings. yeah I'll try that spanner thing and if it doesn't work, I'll shoot some PB inside and try a hammer and punch. I'm really hoping someone will respond to this thread with the tool. I don't want to damage the frame or get the BB stuck inside permenantly.
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I think you want a Park BBT-1, probably hard to find one. These guys say the BBT-2 will fit but just not as well. That approach might be worth a shot. Have you tried a BBT-22?
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I've had luck with that tool on Suntour bb's that had the two holes. One was stuck pretty good, but the tool has a lot more leverage than it looks. If you don't have the tool, and it's not stuck to the bone, you can take two allen wrenches, put them in the holes, stand 'em out like a teepee pole, cross them, and turn them with a channel-lock pliers. Works most of the time. Also works on the little dust caps on Octalink crank arms.
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Haha yes I did remove the lockrings. yeah I'll try that spanner thing and if it doesn't work, I'll shoot some PB inside and try a hammer and punch. I'm really hoping someone will respond to this thread with the tool. I don't want to damage the frame or get the BB stuck inside permenantly.
What's cheaper, the tool or a frame? LBS sold me the one he was using for $8 and he bought a new one.
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Originally Posted by Iowegian View Post
I think you want a Park BBT-1, probably hard to find one. These guys say the BBT-2 will fit but just not as well. That approach might be worth a shot. Have you tried a BBT-22?
NO. None of the BBT series tools will work.
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I've had good luck with this one:

http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=SPA-6

And this for the lock ring:

http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=HCW-5

Never had one really stuck, though.
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I think you guys are mis-understanding what the OP has for a BB.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
I think you guys are mis-understanding what the OP has for a BB.
Whoops! Just goes to show that TTIWWP.

Is it like this one?

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Old 04-21-10, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Iowegian View Post
Whoops! Just goes to show that TTIWWP.

Is it like this one?


Yes, its like that but with 8 notches and no pin holes.
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