Siezed bottom bracket in titanium frame!

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  1. lloydhowse

    lloydhowse New Member

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    The aluminum cup has been stripped where the tool inserts into my Record Bottom Bracket. The frame is a Holland titanium, I really want to salvage it. Any helpful hints out there on how to get the bb out?
    Lloyd
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    If you can get the left cup out, the cartridge can be tapped out of the right cup and then the right one can be carefully dremeled or hacksawed into a few pieces and pried out. You could also try a bolt and some washers to lock the removal tool into the remains of the BB to try turning it.
     
  3. gubaguba

    gubaguba New Member

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    I have heard that ammonia will breack down the oxidation in some cases and allow you to remove it. You might be able to flood it via the seat tube. Were you able to remove one side of the BB or are both sides stripped out? Old school BB were removed with a different tool. The cup had two wholes that were opposite each other the key was then inserted into those and turned. You could try getting one of those and drill two wholes into you BB.
     
  4. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    No, NO and NO!
     
  5. IronDonut

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    Ti Prep! It's the right thing to do and the right way to do it.
     
  6. JohnO

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    I believe ammonia can be corrosive to Ti. Chlorine definitely is. If the frame is worth serious money, it is probably time to find some serious expertise.

     
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