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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Here's the thing:

Few years ago I installed a Hope Ti bottom bracket that has alloy cups, no lock rings.
Like this one:
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When I was installing the BB I did not have a suitable tool at hand. So I figured I'd use a normal pin spanner and some Loctite. Everything went as planned and BB has been working great and the cups have remained fixed.

But now I want to get the BB out. Not easy. The pin spanner I have is not strong enough a tool to break the Loctite.

So. Desperately looking for a proper tool to get the cups moving.
Need this:
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Hope doesn't make that tool anymore.

If anyone can help me to get my hands on a such a tool I'd really really appreciate it!

Also any other tips would be nice too. Help, please.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Dribble Propanone (Acetone) down the threads, this tip was given to me when removing Syncros Crank-o-matics as they are threadlocked on.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Thanks, Fluffy. Will try that. I still think my basic pin spanner is a wrong tool for this job.

Anybody know if the current Royce BB tool will fit Hope BB cups?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I think they do, possibly campag design ? I don't think they are exactly cheap.
I think most use a pin spanner of some sort though.

I am a person that has never had one though.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Something like this?:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-Univer ... 038wt_1199


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:21 pm 
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You could even use 2 at the same time.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:



Pretty sure the pins are too thick on them as I've tried it before. They are for angle grinders etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Hope/Royce BB tool, Pedros BB tool, stilsons & a long lever

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Ok. Long story short.

I posted a wanted ad looking for a Hope tool. No luck.
Along comes member Rampage. Offered to make a suitable tool. Wow! Yes please.

The tool arrived today. Love it. This is quality engineering my friends. Beautiful. Just look a this.
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And this is my threadlocked Hope bb I want to get out.
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The tool is easy to insert: the pins are not tight but there is no sideways slack either. The pins align with the holes perfectly.
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I clamped the tool in place with a long bolt.
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For turning I used a big adjustable wrench.
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Easy job. Out it comes. The tool stays in place nicely even when the bolt is not very tight.
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Bottom bracket succesfully removed!
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I'm happy now. Thank you very very much mister Rampage! A true gentleman he is.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:06 am 
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nicely done!


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