Rated 4 out of 5 by Bernard76 This is the secret for extracting stuck/siezed square taper bottoms brackets
This item is absolutely essential for removing the good old square taper bottoms brackets.
Tip for the beginer home mechanic:
It generally does not come with your basic bike maintanance tools so this is a good item to add to your arsenal fi you are helping your friends to remove those stuck forever. Helps to lock the bb socket remover tool (the one that has many many teeth) and prevents it from falling off when you exert your entire weight.
If you do not have those super professional tools:
(i) screw this on after you removed the cranks (provided you are past the stage of siezed cranks (ii) be absolutely sure which direction to crank down (watch youtube first) , (iii) use a really long adjustable spanner and clamp it on (iv) Use a big plastic mallet to slowly and gently knock sequences on the spanner end. Voila !
15 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Team it with BB socket!
Teamed with the BB socket it works perfectly!, don't spend money on more expensive alternatives unless you're spending someone else's money!
09 August 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Essential Kit
Perfect bit of kit for everyone's toolbox. Cheap and works a treat, I removed a stubborn BB in seconds where I previously would have have to take it to the LBS.
12 June 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Works a treat. I used it along with the Park Tool BBT 22 to remove an 8 year old BB just as the previous reviewer said. Bolt in the tool. Stand on the wrench. Job done.
It is a lot of money just for a bolt and washer but having said that I couldn't find the right size bolt in B&Q and couldn't be a**ed to keep looking.
15 April 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Very handy little tool that makes BB removal so much easier. Crank bolts only work if they are long enough to allow for the depth of the BB tool, which most aren't. Either buy this or pick up an M8 bolt with 1.0m thread one nut and one large washer.
05 April 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastic piece of kit, yet such a simple idea. Hardest part of removing bottom bracket is keeping the BB tool in place, and not stripping the threads every time it slips. This bolt locks the BB tool in place, and allows you to exert as much force as you need. I've just removed an 8 year old bottom bracket by fixing tool in place with this bolt, attaching an adjustable wrench, and then standing on the handle of the wrench. Worked a treat! Yes, you can make up your own version of this bolt. Or you can pay a few quid and make your life easy. I wasted hours trying to shift the bottom bracket before I ordered one of these. When it arrived, it took longer to open the packaging than it did to remove the bottom bracket!
22 March 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Okish
Best tool invented ever. Untill it snapped, fortunatly i had got past the worst of it so i mangaed to do the rest by hand. I bought another one becuase there are no others in this market
21 June 2007
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous £6 for a bolt really...
£6 is a lot of money for a bolt...
instead get yourself a washer that fits over the BB removal tool, and then use the crank bolt to hold the washer and BB tool in place.
for a really stubborn b*stard clamp BB tool in vice and use frame as a giant torque wrench - done this before - works a treat (",) - make sure you turn it the right way
this won't work on the non-drive side though, but seeing as this is usually made from plastic, it's not normally a problem.
16 May 2007