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    Creaky BB on Carbine 275

    I've been trying to ignore this for a while now, but this morning it pissed me off too much. I've been trying to avoid buying a new aftermarket BB with the aluminum cups (rather than the crappy plastic ones), but the time may have come.

    Has anybody tried to press out the cups and fill in the gaps with teflon tape/grease or regular grease? I'm sure it's just a band-aid, but would like to give it a shot before i buy one from Enduro or Wheels Mfg.

    Any experience?

    Thanks.

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    you dont want to expand you BB, so do not use teflon tape or alloy BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuzuohang View Post
    you dont want to expand you BB, so do not use teflon tape or alloy BB
    Conceptually, I understand your concern, but it doesn't seem to be a real issue for those that are using these aftermarket products.

    In the short term, it's been recommended to me to use carbon paste at the BB cup / frame interface and grease / bearing compound at the BB cup / bearing interface. I think I'm going to give that a shot this weekend.

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    Buy a hope BB.

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    Your "by the book" option is probably your salvation.

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    Are you 100% sure that it's the BB? I *thought* I had a BB creak and it turned out to be one of the VPP pivots complaining.

    As far as BB, I know it's expensive, but I got a King press in and haven't looked back. Solid, creak free, and you can regrease it with their $30 tool, so mine is always fresh, full of grease, and happy.

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