BB overhaul mishap

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Allan, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Overhauling my FSA MegaExo (with external sealed cartridges) bottom bracket
    today and I inadvertently broke the cartridge seal on the drive side when I
    was trying to extract the crank shaft. The seal is made of thin plastic and
    it cracked and came off the cartridge.

    I've removed and reinstalled the BB before with no problem, but this time
    the cartridge wouldn't release from the crank shaft. When I used a mallet to
    coax the crank shaft off, it broke the seal.

    What are my options here? Can I just get a new plastic seal or do you think
    my BB is toasted?

    My next stop is the FSA site and probably my LBS tomorrow, but I always like
    checking here first to draw from your deep well of collective experiences.
    Thanks.



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  2. Allan

    Allan Guest

    > Sounds like something you should take over to rec.bicycles.tech. There's
    > some folks who can help you here, but there's lots of folks who can help
    > you there.



    Thanks. I'll post there also.



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