Hi all, this is my first post and Iím just looking for some opinions.
I'm about to install a new Shimano UN 73 square taper bottom bracket with a stronglight crankset. in the shop i used to work in the standard practise was to flip the bike on its side place the left crank arm on a big chunk of soft wood we had and giving the right crank arm a few whacks with a rubber mallet at the point where it sits on the spindle then installing and tightening the nuts /bolts.
so I was surprised when browsing the park tools website their method just has the crankarms installed by tightening the bolt that goes into the spindle.
so is my method overkill? I know it works as this is how all the cranks on my bicycles were installed and they've never had problems but most of those have older style cup and bearing bottom brackets. is there anything I should consider with a sealed cartridge bearing bottom bracket like the UN 73?