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    BB30 Bearings Ghetto Install

    Looks like I overtightened the locking nut on my Afterburner crankset and ruined one of the BB30 bearings.
    I don't have the press fit tool to install a new set. Would it be wise to just use a large nut, bolt and washers to do the install?
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    I tried to do the same a few years ago. I suspect it is do-able, but the bearings went in crooked very easily and I was installing 1 at a time. I ended up taking it to the shop, it is very easy and fast with the proper tools.
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    Arright, hopefully someone has an answer for this.

    Like I said in the OP, I crushed the bearing and now it won't turn. The problem is, I can only finger-tighten the Lock nut until it makes the crank not spin freely. The FSA manual specifies a torque setting, so I know it should be tightened more.
    The first time I removed the crank, the only washers or spacers there were the lock nut on one side and one spacer on the other side.

    I think Vergard had this problem???
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