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kentdvm
04-21-2011, 11:21 PM
I screwed up and welded my bottom bracket on backwards. :rolleyes4: Can I simply turn the axle around to get my rings back on the right side? Any concerns the pedals or cups will unscrew themselves or would some lock-tite be enough to prevent that happening? I can always chop, turn & weld, but thought I'd ask. Thanks.

Radical Brad
04-22-2011, 12:34 PM
I have done this more times than I care to count! If you don't mind the work, redo the assembly, but in reality it will be just fine to reverse the axle. I hate to admit it, but on one of my oldest bikes, I have it backwards and after many years of EXTREMELY hard pedaling has not shown any signs at all of coming loose.

Brad

kentdvm
04-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Good news! I'll just leave it the way it is. Too anxious to ride!
Thanks so much.
Kent