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Old 06-01-09, 07:53 AM   #1
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is 222 better than grease for BBs, etc?

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NO. Loctite 222 has been recommended as an alternative method for installing outboard BB cups, if the BB shell is not properly faced. Campy recommends "hand tightening" the cups when using 222, but that is rarely practical. You still need to use the proper spline tool and tighten lightly.

I would never use this product instead of proper facing.

You can check the BB shell for adequate squareness with feeler gages. Screw the cups in until they contact a .010 inch feeler gage, then use .008-.012 inch feelers to check for high or low spots. Always remove the paint from the faces before checking for squareness.
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The original post was .... gibberish ... but:

http://www.exxonmobil.com/China-Engl...easeXHP222.asp
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NO. Loctite 222 has been recommended as an alternative method for installing outboard BB cups, if the BB shell is not properly faced. Campy recommends "hand tightening" the cups when using 222, but that is rarely practical. You still need to use the proper spline tool and tighten lightly.

I would never use this product instead of proper facing.

You can check the BB shell for adequate squareness with feeler gages. Screw the cups in until they contact a .010 inch feeler gage, then use .008-.012 inch feelers to check for high or low spots. Always remove the paint from the faces before checking for squareness.
Thank you.

My idea was that anyone who knew what '222' was without me saying 'Loctite' were the people I figured knew what they were talking about and would give me the best answer, like you

I was thinking of using 222 as an alternative to grease to prevent galvanic corrosion and possible seizure of the bottom braket cartridge. I was told that grease eventually 'washes' out, especially if the bike is ridden in really wet weather all the time.

I'm putting new cranks on a friend's 'rainy day' bike, a he REALLY gets this bike wet and messy.

I've still got the bike here, so I can re-do it with grease if you think it's a better idea
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