Old-School bottom bracket service, part one By admin | March 18, 2023 | 50 Old-School bottom bracket service, part one http://www.cyclingforums.com/t/486672/cops-will-be-heroes-and-saviors-from-now-on/1320#post_4026252 Share this...FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleLinkedinRedditTumblrStumbleuponYummlyDiggitEmail Posted in Parts
Back when they made proper bearings, i fucking hate the bottom bracket bearings they make now days, complete junk garbage.
you mean clockwise & counterclockwise…
I also used wd-40 for cleaning
thanks very much for this video. i had to tear my bottom bracket down. turns out my right side bearings were shot. the ring was broke and the bearings were laying inside the frame. fixed it earlier this evening. never tore one down, but your video was extremely helpful
All techs should watch this as an excellent example of how to present a video tutorial. So many leave the camera running while they perform some tedious and repetitive action; also, using still shots as illustration is far superior to simply moving the video in closer. Narration stays on task the entire time with no inane digressions or gratuitous profanity. You’d think this would all come naturally, but apparently not. So, good work and thanks for posting.
hello 12 yrs ago..😊 its july 2021 now😊 the covid-19 pandemic is still here
Y do we need to kno thats its 9:00 n the morning
Thank you, helped me a lot.
FUCK YOU NIGGA
I ruined my bike, before I watched this video I pryed the cone off
OH YES, THOSE ARE 5/16THS BEARINGS IN CASE I MISSED IT. NICE VIDEO, AGAIN.
LOOSE BEARINGS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF SMOOTHER OPERATION, LONGER LIFE
AND SUPPORTING MORE OF A LOAD. THANKS AGAIN.
I like your kind nature. And I appriciate the amount of detail that you put in this video.
Reid, Your mastery of the English language is outstanding, and I feel I should visit America simply to improve my vocabulary. I’m from Australia – an outpost on the outer rim. We say ‘thing’ for stuff, just like Smurfs say ‘smurf’ for stuff.
Thank you so much I have not ridden my bike for so long bc I thought it was broken this helped a lot thank you
I have a mid 70’s bike same as this crank I’ll try to clean it
Those balls are toast!
Good video. I was looking for instructions how to remove the bottom bracket on my kid’s Dawes Blowfish to make it a strider bike. This video gave me the info I needed.
Are you still doing vlogs ? This was years ago & my first time to see your video. GOD BLESS! 🙏😇
Thank you, Reid.
I often return to this video over the years for your soothing dulcet tones.
Very relaxing voice you have mate.
I loved the tutorial years ago and have watched these for years.
I hope you’re doing well mate.
I enjoyed the video. Thanks!
Water in oil turns it gray, maybe it’s from water? If you ever check your engine oil and it’s gray, BAD NEWS! Bad head gasket!
What size bearings?
how can i get out bearing cups? i have same type of bearings on my old gt bmx bike. If you take bearings out then you can see the cups where should be bearings inside and i cant get the cups out. Help please!
And one more thing the grease they usually put on there is so thin that it’s easy to collect dirt but the grease I used is good for 500 degrees fahrenheit and I don’t have very much dirt on my bearings because I loaded my bearings with grease
You ain’t got a clue
I have a classic Schwinn exercise bike and I think it is the same as this bike so, this should be very helpful for me to pack or replace the bearings.
Thank you. The left hand nut was killing me. Thanks for the directional info. Wouldn’t be able to do it without you!
This Helped me a lot thanks!!!!
oh my gosh, thank you for this video — single mom here with crank issues with my son’s bike. we will do it together then he’ll know too! happy biking!
Gray color could be metal shavings due to an insufficient amount of grease in the BB.
Thanks, I’ve got an old (presumably 80’s) Schwinn I’m restoring, couldn’t find any other videos with this type of assembly.
You absolute star.
Bought a second hand bike, it was new less than 3 years ago. And it had this style of crank, and everything else on it is non standard too.
Incredibly infuriating, can’t find replacement parts.
The outter bearing cup don’t have that hexagon shape to losen it up. it just has holes in it, what do i do about that?
Is there a benefit to replacing the caged bearings in the bike with caged bearings that have a greater number of bearings?
Thanks the video it saved my plans ..
How often do you clean it
Nice vid BUT after your removed the nut and washer there is that one piece that sometimes does not come out by hand. What is the name of the tool to remove that?
what if when i remove the crank and some of the bearings fall ofg from the little circle thing
Thank you for making this video! You’re such a blessing. I’ll finally be able to install the pedal assist sensor to the schwinn I’m trying to convert.
Pretty smooth before the service
This guy has no idea what he doing. Metal shavings cause gray grease. Microscopically prob not clean. Wow. And why did ya take the other pedal off for. No need to. Worst bike repair video to date. Clear ya throat and go back to your day job please
Outstanding video – Best I’ve found on the topic – thanks for posting.
Here’s one thing I know from taking apart my crank system yep I to have an american one piece crank and I used red lithium Greece which is used in bearings in GM vehicles and I had to tighten the bearing housing because they made a clicking sound when I tightened everything up it stopped clicking
impressive how you were able to unscrew cone with your big toe.
REID, YOU WON’T FIND LOOSE BEARINGS WITH THE ONE-PIECE CRANK OFTEN.
IT’S HARD TO PUT LOOSE BEARINGS IN A ONE-PIECE CRANK. I’VE DONE IT AND
IT HELPS BY HAVING THE FRAME STRIPPED DOWN WHERE YOU CAN LAY IT ON ITS SIDE.
JUST MY OPINE. GOOD VIDEO!!