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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:48 pm 
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The time has come for me to get a bottom bracket thread cutter. Does anyone have one they would like to sell or know where I can get a bargain basement one from?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:04 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIKE-CYCLE-BO ... 4d049ef967


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Your LBS will recut the threads for about £10.00


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:35 pm 
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I am the local bike shop! ;)

Thanks stringfellow1946 looks very similar to the one from SJS http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/super-b-bott ... prod27328/

It's either one of them or someone has offered me a VAR one which I presume will be superior quality?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Tel wrote:
I am the local bike shop! ;)

Thanks stringfellow1946 looks very similar to the one from SJS http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/super-b-bott ... prod27328/

It's either one of them or someone has offered me a VAR one which I presume will be superior quality?



Tel
The Var one is just heaver built. I have both of the models .
I got the Var one first, way back in the early 90's but when I was working as a Pro Race Mechanic I got sponsored by Weldtite as well as a few other companies (KMC, Pedros, etc)
I was given the Weldtite version of the BB tool I posted ( they both look the same to me) & in my opinion the Weldtite is better than the Var & the cutters are a bit cheeper to buy/replace being as you will need both English & Italian versions..
Don't skimp on this tool as you will be using it all the time even on brand new frames. I ran the tool through every single new frame I ever built up as a matter of default. As about 95% of them are badly cut from the factory. Plus every time I fitted a new bottom bracket in a customers bike I always ran the cutter tool through first to be on the safe side, especially if its an Alloy frame & Alloy cups on the B/B. Just charge a few quid every time you use the tool to cover the cost of eventually replacing the the two cutters.
I'd also suggest you invest in a headset cutting/ alignment tool as well at the same time because most of the time the top & bottom Headset Cups are never ever parallel or square to one another either.
Hope all of thats of some help to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Very helpful Chris thank you. I ordered the one that you linked to on eBay as the one at SJS just seemed too cheap as it included facing tools too and as you said I do not want to compromise too much on quality, although cannot stretch to the likes of Park Tool.

So that's £150 invested for a £10 job! No wonder I'm broke!!!

Thanks again for your input.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:47 pm 
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I just recently bought a Unior BB thread tool, but later spotted this site. Some decent prices on some stuff.

http://www.webbline.co.uk/default.asp?pID=2


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:16 am 
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Tel wrote:
So that's £150 invested for a £10 job! No wonder I'm broke!!!

:lol: Funny


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