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    creaky phil titanium bottom bracket

    I have a new Phil titanium bottom bracket that creaks like mad.

    - Yes, I followed the directions.

    - Yes, it's all clean.

    - Yes, Loctite on the threads... all tried grease and anti-seize.

    - Yes, I've swapped the crankarms, frame, chainrings, bolts, etc.

    - Yes, I've had other (silent) Phil bottom brackets but they have steel spindle.

    - Yes, the crank arm taper is in decent shape.

    - Yes, I tried it on a different bike... still creaky.

    - Yes, tried spindle with nothing/dry, grease, and anti-seize... separately.

    - And yes, I swapped out a different bottom bracket (more than once) and it's silent so I'm sure it's the Phil.



    So is the creak coming from........ a) cup to cartridge, b) cup to frame (doubt it), c) crank arm to spindle (likely).

    Any ideas?

    Last edited by aosty; 08-28-2007 at 05:30 PM.

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    I think....

    .... you need to start drinking more heavily.

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    agreed, pabst works wonders for creaks

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    and...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryJerry
    agreed, pabst works wonders for creaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
    I have a new Phil titanium bottom bracket that creaks like mad.

    - Yes, I followed the directions.

    - Yes, it's all clean.

    - Yes, Loctite on the threads... all tried grease and anti-seize.

    - Yes, I've swapped the crankarms, frame, chainrings, bolts, etc.

    - Yes, I've had other (silent) Phil bottom brackets but they have steel spindle.

    - Yes, the crank arm taper is in decent shape.

    - Yes, I tried it on a different bike... still creaky.

    - Yes, tried spindle with nothing/dry, grease, and anti-seize... separately.

    - And yes, I swapped out a different bottom bracket (more than once) and it's silent so I'm sure it's the Phil.



    So is the creak coming from........ a) cup to cartridge, b) cup to frame (doubt it), c) crank arm to spindle (likely).

    Any ideas?

    retaining compound goes between cup and bearing, not on the threads.

    cured my last creaky phil.
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    retaining compound goes between cup and bearing, not on the threads.

    cured my last creaky phil.
    Do tell.....
    Also, the streets are full of horizontal dropouts...

    BSNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by quaffimodo
    dial up killer.

    like i said, its solved my creaks in the past
    looking for 20-21" P team

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