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I contacted FSA and was told no tool exists for pressing/removing the 19mm BB. So I proceeded with the cave man approach: I used a long 3/8" extension (female side against the BB bearing) and hammer to knock out the left side, it came out easy. The right side was a challenge with the same setup (it would not budge) , I ended up punching the bearing out of ...


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I've got the following sorted so far, so here are some answers about the first part of the process for me. Next up will be installing the groupset. Wheels: 27 inch wheels are slightly narrower in width, and greater in rim diameter than the closest modern standard, 700c. In order to fit a modern 700c wheel you will have to worry about two things: The ...


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I think it depends on your frame, I have a 1973 Peugeot UO-8 which I replaced the 27inch wheels with 700 28CC and even replaced the handle bars with modern alu bars from MEC. The seat is now a Brooks and because the seat post tubes on french bikes are smaller I had to use a BMX chromoly post. My bottom bracket is a new square one from Velo-Orange instead of ...


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Punching a bb out with a screwdriver or similar won't necessarily destroy it as long as you are careful.



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