disassembleyour bottom bracket
That looks about as ugly as it feels....Like I said earlier, my intention is tooffer tips on how to clean, lube, andmaintain a Dura-Ace Octalinkbottombracket, nothing more. So I’m going touse a bottom bracket that’s alreadybeen disassembled as my startingpoint, and I’m not going to try toprovide instructions on how to removeit, disassemble it, reassemble it, or install it. For that, I’ll refer you toShimano’s service instructions, which,kind chap that I am, I’ve included inthe blog, along with an exploded view.“Exploded” indeed….One word of caution:
don’t be tempted to use a magnet to remove thebearings,
at least not if you plan onever using them again. It seems like acool, bike-shop thing to do, but you’llend up magnetizing the bearings, andruining them in the process.