Phil Wood BB creak on Ti Frame
Sent this to PW yesterday, waiting for a response:
I'm having a terrible time getting rid of a creaking in my BB. I've tightened the cranks, pedals, and isolated just about every source of the noise I can. The BB does not creak when I use my old Shimano BB with Ritchey Crank.
Here is what I have:
Titanium Independent Fabrications ClubRacer
Phil BB with Specialities TA Carmina (double) cranks.
The mechanic at my LBS who built the bike coated the BB and mounting rings with a copper colored anti-seize. He was concerned with the potential of the ti and BB seizing together. Is the anti-seize a good idea?
When doing some maintenance I downloaded the install instructions for the BB and note you have a special thread compound. I do not believe the mechanic had this with my BB as they had the BB from old stock. I know that he glopped on the anti-seize liberally.
Is the Ti of my frame and the BB incompatible?
What is the proper procedure for installing the BB? Will the PW thread compound help eliminate the creak?
Which compound should I order if this will help - the BB Lock Ring Retaining Compound or another?
Anythoughts from the BF membership?
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.