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Old 06-12-08, 10:06 PM   #1
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4 dots of grease on deore square taper crank threads?

why are there 4 dots of grease on the drive side threads of the deore square taper cranks?
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Old 06-12-08, 10:10 PM   #2
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That's how they come greased from the factory. Why do you ask?
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why do they come that way from the factory?
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You have to move up to Dura Ace to get dots on both sides.

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Old 06-13-08, 01:22 AM   #5
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why do they come that way from the factory?
They're intended to be used on a spindle with a bottom-out collar. The crank presses on until it meets the collar on the spindle, and that's that. The grease helps to ensure that the crank makes it that far onto the spindle. You should be able to tell when they meet, the bolt will suddenly feel very snug as you're tightening it (assuming your bottom bracket does have the collar).
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They're intended to be used on a spindle with a bottom-out collar. The crank presses on until it meets the collar on the spindle, and that's that. The grease helps to ensure that the crank makes it that far onto the spindle. You should be able to tell when they meet, the bolt will suddenly feel very snug as you're tightening it (assuming your bottom bracket does have the collar).
A bottom out collar? Got a picture of said device?
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