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the torx type bit is for certain crank bolts i think


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This is the type I have :

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Mines not ice toolz but it is nigh on identical :D cheap off eBay ;-)

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its recommended that the frame shell is re-faced prior to fitting the cups, so that the bearings sit squarely to the crack axle. Needs a special tool to do it, so its probably a job for the LBS


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Yes, I had read this before I fitted and made the decision to do so (even though the BB shell was fully CNC’d). I was fortunate enough to have free access to the correct park tools 8) It just cost me a burger and a pint in the pub after ;-)

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that said, surely the cups will sit straight when done up to the correct torque?


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got a superstar spanner for mine in the end works well enough

but i would go for a cup type next time :wink:


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why so?


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WD, that "Torx" bit fits the plastic preload cap on non-XTR Shimano cranks. XTR has a preload ring behind the LH crank arm, all the others have a cap threaded into the end of the axle, a bit like a headset :)


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cyfa2809 wrote:
why so?



so you can use a torque wrench on it and it grips all the way round the bb cup too :wink:


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MikeD wrote:
WD, that "Torx" bit fits the plastic preload cap on non-XTR Shimano cranks. XTR has a preload ring behind the LH crank arm, all the others have a cap threaded into the end of the axle, a bit like a headset :)


i thought it was for certain axle bolts?
i.e hollowtech cranks bolts - just one

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