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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:18 pm 
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All else failing you could try some circlip pliers which is what I use for those odd bb's that come through my door.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:46 pm 
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In the end it seemed to go together ok. There is a tiny bit of play on the spindle, but not as much as I thought. Part of the problem was the crank arm cotter pins weren't in properly (they needed filing down a bit) when I did a dry fit before so the crank arms wobbled. I would still like to take it apart and run a tap through the thread though.

The other side was much easier as it had two flat edges on opposite sides, so a mole wrench gripped it and tightened it up as far as it could go.

I had seen that Park tool on-line, but I wanted to find one locally to measure it up first.

Thanks for all the advice. The bike is pretty much finished - just waiting on the brake blocks and some new decals to arrive. :)

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