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    Phil BB lockring/retaining compound question

    I recently installed a Phil Wood BB on my bike and it has been great. It cured my BB creaking problems (so far, knock on wood) and is amazingly smooth. I followed the instructions for adjusting the chainline, then applied the retaining compound and torqued everything down.

    I'm now considering changing to a different crankset, however, and may need to tweak the chainline by a few mm. My question is: can I just adjust and re-tighten the lockrings without completely removing them, or should I take everything apart, clean out the threads, and start over with fresh Loctite?

    Also, has anyone found a good solvent to get rid of cured threadlocker (including Loctite 242 as well as the stuff that ships with the Phil lockrings)? So far WD-40 seems to work best for me but it still takes quite a bit of work to get it all out.

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    You know, I just started a thread bout BB creaking (Wood). Anyway, if you want to adjust the chainline, just loosen one side, and turn the other to achieve the desired chainline. Once that's done, retighten. however, as my case goes, I've been living with creaking for a long time, so maybe there's something I'm doing wrong.

    What cups are you using, steel or aluminum?

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