[CR] italian thread fixed cup

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

From: "tobit linke" <tobitlinke@hotmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <mnbikeresto@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 17:56:42 +0000
In-Reply-To: <mailman.1591.1241399460.1323.classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] italian thread fixed cup

The first Italian fixed cup I ever installed came loose, and since I take extra care in tightening right-hand threaded BB-cups. Installing (greased) cups with a professional grade tool has worked for me. s.th. like this: http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:B5RzIK8zZiu8rM:http://www.raleigh.co.uk/media/panda/large/URT005.jpg

A shop i went to used an extention on a consumer type tool to tighten italian cups. they secured the tool on the cup with a crankbolt, sleeve and washer combination to keep it from slipping. There now is a nice tool from Pedros to secure bb tools. http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:4Z1uiUMcwKgNoM:http://www.eatonbikes.com/images/med/31966739.jpg It's designed for cartridge type tools though, and you'll still need some sleeve for classic cups, so you might as well use a crankbolt.

My personal experiences with Loctite have been limited to having a hard time removing bb-cups from used bikes. If I had to I'd use the lightest grade only. Is Loctite even on-topic?

Tobit Linke, Dortmund, Germany. .

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