The R-700 is a Hollowtech II (Hollowtech is the old style with a separate bottom bracket). You will need the tool to install the BB cups. - TFcleveland said:Hey all,
I am about to install an r700 shimano compact crank and I was wondering if i need to buy the tool for the bottom bracket or if i can use a regular bb tool or something else? Also having never worked with a compact crank, do i need to lower the front derailleur or anything?
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