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Scrap Wolf

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The last Build-Off which I competed in dates from 5 years ago. And although I got a lot on my plate this summer, I don't want to miss out again on all the build fun. Around two years ago a friend gave me his old transporter bike. I think this is a great base to start with. Good to be back!

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Welcome back to the build off fun @Scrap Wolf ! You've got a great frame to start with there, looking forward to your creative ideas.

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Welcome back to the fun of the build off.

Don't forget to put your marker on the BO16 Builders Map

 
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The azor frames are quite decent as opposed to the popal or bsp crap you can literally find on the streets here.. Curious what this will become, if you need any parts send me a message, i might have them lying around.
 

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The azor frames are quite decent as opposed to the popal or bsp crap you can literally find on the streets here.. Curious what this will become, if you need any parts send me a message, i might have them lying around.
True, it is a decent frame. Thanks Karl, if parts are needed I'll let you know.
 

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Welcome back to the fun of the build off.

Don't forget to put your marker on the BO16 Builders Map

The Builders Map is awesome! My marker is set.
 

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So... I finally started on the bike. The whole frame is disassembled, except the crappie plastic bottom bracket. I do not have the right socket for this one. Never the less I went on and started removing paint/coating and the underlying rust. Overall it felt good to be back in the shed and working on a bicycle project.
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So... I finally started on the bike. The whole frame is disassembled, except the crappie plastic bottom bracket. I do not have the right socket for this one. Never the less I went on and started removing paint/coating and the underlying rust. Overall it felt good to be back in the shed and working on a bicycle project.View attachment 163691
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If you wanna take out that bottom bracket and you are lacking the tool, just build one by yourself. All you need is a piece of ply and some nuts and bolts:
 

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If you wanna take out that bottom bracket and you are lacking the tool, just build one by yourself. All you need is a piece of ply and some nuts and bolts:
Great idea building the tool this way. Love it. I tried to remove the bracket with an oil filter wrench, the one with the chain. But for now, I probably leave the bottom bracket in. The bearings still turn very smooth. The upside of this plastic bracket is that it closing off very well. There is a lot of rust damage around this part of the frame, yet no water got in I think.
 

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I have used a pipe wrench to remove bottom bracket bearing cups. Your cups both look like they project beyond the bearing tube so a pipe wrench will work. Remember the reverse threading on one of the cups. One cup will come directly out and the other should be a threaded locking ring that is removed first, then the cup.
 

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Last night I managed to get the frame fully stripped. It bothered me the bottom bracket was still in the frame. So I spend some time making a 6 notch installation and removal tool. It fits great and it was fun to make. The downside is, the bottom bracket is still in. These nylon cups are stuck forever. I applied little force and still, the cups ended up damaged. I stopped to not make matters worse. Another technic I tried was "jutteren". Not sure what this is called in English. But it comes down to, short thrusts left and right. Did this by tapping the tool with the side of a hammer. Overall outcome from last night; bottom bracket is not removed, a great new tool is made!

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Last night I managed to get the frame fully stripped. It bothered me the bottom bracket was still in the frame. So I spend some time making a 6 notch installation and removal tool. It fits great and it was fun to make. The downside is, the bottom bracket is still in. These nylon cups are stuck forever. I applied little force and still, the cups ended up damaged. I stopped to not make matters worse. Another technic I tried was "jutteren". Not sure what this is called in English. But it comes down to, short thrusts left and right. Did this by tapping the tool with the side of a hammer. Overall outcome from last night; bottom bracket is not removed, a great new tool is made!

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Love your version of the tool!
The last time I had to remove this kind of bottom bracket I ended up taking out piece by piece...
I'll never put one of this crappy plastic things in ever again!
 

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Love your version of the tool!
The last time I had to remove this kind of bottom bracket I ended up taking out piece by piece...
I'll never put one of this crappy plastic things in ever again!
Thanks again for sharing your version of the tool. It helped a lot coming up with this one.
 
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Last night was cleaning night. Some rusty parts are getting the vinegar and salt treatment. The rear wheel I'm using came with this bike. It is in great shape. The rim only needed to be cleaned. I took the hub apart for cleaning and servicing. That's done, the only thing left is slapping a tire on it. After this, I can move forward with mocking up the bike. Let's see if the stance I have in mind really works!

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Last night I managed to get the frame fully stripped. It bothered me the bottom bracket was still in the frame. So I spend some time making a 6 notch installation and removal tool. It fits great and it was fun to make. The downside is, the bottom bracket is still in. These nylon cups are stuck forever. I applied little force and still, the cups ended up damaged. I stopped to not make matters worse. Another technic I tried was "jutteren". Not sure what this is called in English. But it comes down to, short thrusts left and right. Did this by tapping the tool with the side of a hammer. Overall outcome from last night; bottom bracket is not removed, a great new tool is made!

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Great progress on the frame!
It was probably powdercoated, that is hard to remove!

If you really want to remove the BB, you need to melt the cups and then hit it with a hammer so the bearing shell comes out (of course you'll need to replace it afterwards😅). The with a hacksaw blade you can saw the piece that's still in, in half and pry it out. It's a tedious job, but doable. I've done it many times with those BB's
It's a common problem with brackets, they use no grease when they assemble it.
 

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