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    LX HollowTech II problems

    Not so long ago I purchased new crankset Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech II, and fitted it on my bike. As soon as I started my ride, I'we noticed faint cracking sound, supposedly coming from crankset. On ParkTools website, bike clinic section, they mention BOTTOM BRACKET TUBE ALINGMENT, wich i normaly did, but I still have that anoying cracking sound.

    I am riding SCOTT Team Racing 04 Frame and if someone have some expirience with hollowtech II bottombrackets and aluminium frames PLEASE HELP

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    Did you grease the threads on the BB cup? Did you torque the cups to spec?
    You might want to try teflon tape instead of grease also.

    I haven't had this issue with my LX HTII cranks w/aluminum frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpet
    Did you grease the threads on the BB cup? Did you torque the cups to spec?
    You might want to try teflon tape instead of grease also.

    I haven't had this issue with my LX HTII cranks w/aluminum frame.

    -r
    Wery nice idea fot the teflon tape......I will post results as soon as I do that.

    Interesting thing is that I didnt, have problems with my old aluminium frame... ???? Also this sound was gone for few days, and came back. My first idea was that it will be gone after 200-300 km, but i made almost 500 km ... and nothing


    Thanks anyway


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    Use Ti-Prep

    Go to your LBS and get a small tube of Ti-Prep. It's a copper colored paste. Clean
    everything with Alcohol and allow to dry. Apply Ti-Prep to all threads. Install BB cups.
    This method works very well with Aluminum frames.

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    Both of the above

    I use Ti-prep or anti-sieze and I also wrap my BB threads with telflon-tape. Also, don't forget to torque to specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    I use Ti-prep or anti-sieze and I also wrap my BB threads with telflon-tape. Also, don't forget to torque to specs.
    Actually I did the job with teflon tape. After detailed cleaning and degreasing, I'we winded few round of teflon tape on each side of BB, and tighten them with designated torque. The cracking sound disapered.

    Now I can enjoy, cause only sound is sound of rolling tyres...



    Thanks to all of you.


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