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    Facing bottom brackets

    I have just purchased a new FSA carbon crank with ceramic bearings. The question I have is how do you face a bottom bracket. The place I purchased said there is a tool used for aligning the BB with the bearings. Any one have any input, or should I just pay the bike shop to onstall the unit?

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    The tool can be found for sale on several web pages, but I have not seen one under 200-300.00 dollars. Looks like you and me are going to have to go to our local bike shops if we believe our bottom bracket shells are out. The trick is to find out if they are out first I would think.
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    Bottom bracket facing tools are very expensive and only worth while if you work on a lot of frames. Go to your LBS and pay them to do the job. It's only needed once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Bottom bracket facing tools are very expensive and only worth while if you work on a lot of frames. Go to your LBS and pay them to do the job. It's only needed once.
    ...plus there's a right way to use them and several potentially expensive wrong ways, and you don't want on-the-job training here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Bottom bracket facing tools are very expensive and only worth while if you work on a lot of frames. Go to your LBS and pay them to do the job. It's only needed once.
    +1.

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    IMO, facing should only be necessary if there is paint on the edge of the shell. The shell itself should machining well enough, especially if it is proportionally as nice as the cranks.
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