Rated 5 out of 5 About time
Glorious. About time I got my finger out and bought a decent bottom bracket tool.
Previously I was using a BB 'bit' which was adjusted by a wrench and had slightly curved fit, meaning that it slipped and was absolutely useless for anything that had been on more than 5 min. It would slip out and frustrate to no end.
Now the BBB tool here has a long handle, decent 'sprokets' that get a solid grip on the lockrings and, most importantly, a locking mechanism to fix the tool onto the BB.
This means that it wont slip and stray when you put a bit of weight into it.
Just push out the spindle screw (takes a fair bit fo effort), attach the tool to the BB cup. Reinsert the screw and using the opposite side turn the spindle to pull the locking mechanism in. Once locked you can turn the tool to loosen the BB, before again twisting the opposite spindle to loosen the locking mech. Repeat for the other side and you are done. Easy!
30 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AusRider Does the job!
Worked very well. Quite expensive but in the end it does the job without a problem. The screw in mechanism and long handle are both very useful.
15 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomaszek A quality tool
Very good tool. It's a quality product like all BBB tools. When you holding it in your hand it will make you want to replace your bottom bracket. Screw mechanism in the middle gives great stability, precision and comfort. One will not need a bottom bracket tool better than this one. Got get it!
15 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by misterrubble Seized bottom bracket ?
Excellent tool - almost chucked it out when i first tried to use it because the securing bolt wouldnt go in far enough, then i discovered the securing bolt slides out to allow the socket to connect with the bottom bracket. Having figured out how to use it, i still couldnt shift it - however having seen a youtube video of someone using a length of pipe to aid bottom bracket removal, i found a length of hollow brass curtain pole and slotted it over the handle - with over 150cm of leverage, it came off easy. This has replaced my old bb tool, which i destroyed with improper use ( failed to use a securing bolt ).
22 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
Having previously fought with using a large adjustable and an axle and nuts to mount a BB extractor to the BB axle end this tool just did what it says on the tin - it will be rarely used but invaluable in avoiding difficulty and damage.
23 February 2013