Re: [CR]Advice Needed: Frozen BB cup!


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer
To: hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 08:11:06 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Advice Needed: Frozen BB cup!
From: <tomwitkop@juno.com>


Dear Hilary,

will this method work on italian or french? does it damage the cup?

tom witkop rockville, MD

On Sat, 09 Feb 2002 22:04:27 +0000 Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:
> The one method that works 100% of the time is:
>
> A 16 x 100mm bolt and two nuts will take out even the most stubborn
> fixed
> cup. Screw one nut down about four cm, place the end through the
> fixed cup
> from the inside and screw on the second nut on the outside. Tighten
> this nut
> with a socket whilst holding the bolt head with a spanner. Then
> continue
> turning the outside second nut until the cup unscrews.
>
> This method does not depend on engaging the cup's flats, the more
> pressure
> you put on the second nut the tighter is the grip on the cup. I have
> taken
> out even badly rusted in cups this way. But some proper penetrating
> oil or
> diesel soaking over 24 hours will greatly assist the cup's removal.
>
>
> Hilary Stone its back to the storms again, Bristol
>
>
> > At 04:09 PM 2/9/02 -0500, RaleighPro531@aol.com wrote:
> >> My vice doesn't lend itself to clamping the cup in the jaws and
> turning the
> >> whole frame, no doubt that's a good method if you can do it that
> way.
> >
> > My vices don't lend themselves for much good either.
> >
> > This is, in fact, an excellent method and almost always works. If
> the vise
> > is solid, the frame itself usually provides all the leverage you
> will ever
> > need! The trick is to clamp the fixed-cup TOOL rather than trying
> to clamp
> > the little flats on the cup.
> >
> > A hot-wrench might help too but will destroy the paint.
> >
> > Good luck,
> > Brian
> > tech@hubbub.com