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Olde LX or XT square taper bb. Specialized Rockhopper vintage '90? Owner claims the BB was removed 5 years ago but I doubt it...this motha is stuck. Using Park BBT-2.

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The BB is toast and I just can't budge the bloody cups...
 

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Use a longer lever arm, put a piece of pipe or an old seatpost or something similar over the end of your wrench to get you more leverage. Be sure to loosen the drive side cup clockwise...
 

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nogearshere said:
Olde LX or XT square taper bb. Specialized Rockhopper vintage '90? Owner claims the BB was removed 5 years ago but I doubt it...this motha is stuck. Using Park BBT-2.

Ideas?

The BB is toast and I just can't budge the bloody cups...
soak it with liquid wrench (or similar lube), from the seattube... might need to repeat a few days in a row. maybe even heat up a bit with a propane torch to help the BB expand a bit.

more leverage is always good, BB tool in vise using bike as leverage to twist, or a cheater pipe.
depending on the type of BB tool you've got, you may be able to use a QR to help hold it onto the BB, to avoid stripping tool &/or BB cups.

there's some more good info, check out the search function... I tink on either tooltime or drivetrain.

good luck! I had to do the above, with multiple times heating/cooling cycles and wd-40 type of stuff, then using a good length of pipe on the BB tool for leverage.
 
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