An improvement on Sheldon’s fixed cup removal tool

I had a really hard time trying to remove the bottom bracket fixed cup from my friend’s Elvish French bike.  I replicated Sheldon Brown’s fixed cup removal tool, although my local hardware store did not carry any 5/8″ bolts, so I had to resort to a 1/2″ threaded bolt.  I believe that I have made two improvements to the tool, which I’ll detail below. Continue reading An improvement on Sheldon’s fixed cup removal tool

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FSA BB-4000 MegaExo 19 bottom bracket review

My 2014 Specialized AWOL came with an FSA Omega MegaExo 19 triple crank and an FSA BB-4000 bottom bracket.  I bought the bike in October and in March I started thinking about doing some post-winter maintenance.   One of the things that I wanted to do was remove and examine the bottom bracket.  Since I was not familiar with outboard bearing bottom brackets, I did some research about the BB-4000 bottom bracket, and here is what I found out. Continue reading FSA BB-4000 MegaExo 19 bottom bracket review

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