Wow - so many replys and ideas - thank you all. I ended up making a makeshift tool with a bolt, nut and appropriate washers all used to hold my cheap park tool in place. Then gave it a medium bonk with a plastic covered dead blow hammer and out they came. One was all rusty inside and the other had some film on the threads. Yes - I eas turning them the correct way, but thank you all for pointing that out just in case! I'll be buying a tool for future removals as I love tools as much as bikes.
Winter's back again in Somers, CT
> I'm feeling kind'a dumb right now. I've stripped two of my bikes down in
> preparation of rebuilds. Both have Campagnolo SR BB's. On both bikes I
> can't get the fixed cup to loosen. I'm using a Park fixed cup removal tool,
> both bikes are English thread. Never had a problem before with any other
> bikes. Any tricks or ideas on how to get them loose without ruining the
> cups (functionality and cosmetics) or ruining my knuckles?
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT where it's finally been in the 40's for two days in a row.