Bicycle Mechanics - Grease for BB
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
07-04-11, 07:36 PM
What is a good grease to use when installing a Shimano Hollowthech II bottom bracket? I have installed it using Phil Wood waterproof grease, but keep getting creaking no matter how well I lube it and torque it. I have also searched the forum to find similar creaking problems and first adjusted the following before deciding it might just be the BB and perhaps the grease quality. Re-lubed, and re-tightened screws on both pedal cleats. Re-lubed and re-installed pedals. Re-lubed and re-tightened pinch bolts on the non drive crank arm.
07-04-11, 08:19 PM
Well sincerelly as long as u use grease to put the cups in the bike you should not have problems, I have used campagnolo, generic lithium grase and park grease and so far for BB cups the type of grease (to me) doesnt have that big impact. What I do too is to put that white 5 mm wide tape in the threads just in case only (cant remember the name). U should try that i guess and put your fav grease in the BB shell threads.
As for the creak have u eve wonder that it could be the seatpost?? the cassette lockring?? the quick releases?? or even a bad pedal bearing??
07-04-11, 08:28 PM
Thanks Ultraman6970. I will try the seatpost, cassette lockring, and quick release adjustments tomorrow and see what happens. I don't have a spare pedal to try and see if the bearing is bad.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.