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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:25 pm 
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managed to screw the non-drive side in by hand with a biiiiig dollop of copper slip and a tea towel round the bearing. The drive side though, I have about 3-4 turns to go and it just wont budge, no matter how thick the tea towel, the strength of profanity or interesting gurns I make. Had to buy a tool for it off ebay.

:evil: :evil:

Still, it only cost £7.70 for the tool, so its not all bad. Just when I look at it as the last 4 turns cost me £7!!

balls. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:43 pm 
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you can't be seriously telling me that you use a tea towel to fit a BB rather than an actual tool?

surely you jest? :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:51 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
you can't be seriously telling me that you use a tea towel to fit a BB rather than an actual tool?

surely you jest? :shock:

Nope, not jesting, big dollop of copper slip, tea towel to protect my delicate hands/fingers (:lol:) and loads of elbow grease! Literally 4 turns off being in.

Probably gonna need the tool to nip up each side when done anyway, though the non drive side feels nice and snug.

Why? Am I doing something wrong, I wouldnt put it past me to miss something!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:54 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
you can't be seriously telling me that you use a tea towel to fit a BB rather than an actual tool?

surely you jest? :shock:


Makes me laugh when people moan about external bottom brackets and how rubbish they are when when I see stories like this. Honestly, what do people expect?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
you can't be seriously telling me that you use a tea towel to fit a BB rather than an actual tool?

surely you jest? :shock:

Nope, not jesting, big dollop of copper slip, tea towel to protect my delicate hands/fingers (:lol:) and loads of elbow grease! Literally 4 turns off being in.

Probably gonna need the tool to nip up each side when done anyway, though the non drive side feels nice and snug.

Why? Am I doing something wrong, I wouldnt put it past me to miss something!!


how dya turn allen bolts? :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Whatleymeister wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
you can't be seriously telling me that you use a tea towel to fit a BB rather than an actual tool?

surely you jest? :shock:

Nope, not jesting, big dollop of copper slip, tea towel to protect my delicate hands/fingers (:lol:) and loads of elbow grease! Literally 4 turns off being in.

Probably gonna need the tool to nip up each side when done anyway, though the non drive side feels nice and snug.

Why? Am I doing something wrong, I wouldnt put it past me to miss something!!


how dya turn allen bolts? :lol: :wink:

Using the power of thought alone!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 pm 
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:lol:

Fool.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:05 pm 
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For so many reasons - a handy multifool.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Russell wrote:
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Fool.

Probably 8)

I will add at this point that a tool (courtesy of a friendly lbs, not a reference to me!) was going to be used to tighten the cups up properly anyway, just hoped I would get them all the way in by hand first, before you all assume that I just nip it up by hand and be done with it!! Never fitted an external bb before and figured it couldnt be too hard to get the cups in initially :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:48 pm 
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I use old inner-tubes to open ketchup bottles, not tea towels. Always have proper tools for the job me. :lol:


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