So the Bike Shed has been very busy since my return from the USA with a number of pre holiday bookings being completed and new customers wanting work carried out. We had a nice old school Ladies Raleigh Chiltern in for a service which although a bit rusty in places was still a nice bike to work on and is now running smooth.
I also had a phone call from a customer who had recently returned from the Pyrenees and wanted a full strip down and rebuild to his Cannondale Synapse Save. It was certainly well travelled and below are some photos of press fitting new BB30 bearings into the bottom bracket shell. Interestingly the worn right hand bearing had seized onto the crank and proved problematic to remove but with a little patience and a little perspiration we had the bearing removed and the new BB30 bearings pressed into place.
|BB30 bearings in place with press tool being put together|
|All ready to press into place|
|Both hands were used|
|BB30 Bearings fully pressed into the bottom bracket shell|
|Anti sieze applied to BB30 bearing interfaces|
|Right hand crank fitted|
|Lefthand side prior to fitting crank|
|The completed rebuild ready to be retuned to the customer|