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Discussion: BB falls out

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2017-05-25

May 26, 2017 4:09 PM # 
Well that's a new one. How the heck can that happen. And so did you just screw it back together?
May 26, 2017 4:17 PM # 
It's an Italian thread so both sides are right hand threaded. It unscrewed itself. Didn't actually fall all the way out but close. I have it apart but need to get the correct spline tool for the campy pattern to get it back in tight. Their spline pattern is fractions of a mm different from the shimano one so the tools I have don't quite fit.
May 26, 2017 5:00 PM # 
Ed, I believe the proper technical term for that tool is the "put-er-in-er" tool.
May 26, 2017 8:53 PM # 
Funny, but heard from our son that his son had the same thing happen to his BB. Even though he's only 6, he's still a terror- much like Alex. Last summer he went over the handlebars roaring down their hill to acquire his first road rash case. More to come I'm sure.
May 26, 2017 9:31 PM # 
Splines are piecewise polynomials; it's not clear to me how you will use one of these to fix a bike.
May 28, 2017 11:15 AM # 
At least they (splines) are useful for O-mapping.
May 28, 2017 8:05 PM # 
Actuaries used to use them , but that was a long time ago. When I was a young actuarial student almost 50 years ago, somebody found a spline and weights in the back of an old file cabinet. It was quite a curiosity.

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