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Originally Posted by spacecadet
Is there anything special about installing these "adapters" as they are called, other than following the torque specs?
IMO, yes. The first time I installed mine, I tightened one side to spec and then the other. As a result, the bb would make ticking sounds whenever I got out of saddle.
Thus, I installed it again, this time not tightening just one side but instead, tightening each cup about 50 in lb at at time, alternatingly, until each one had reached shimano's torque spec. This has left the bb completely noise free, no matter how hard I sprint or climb out of saddle.
So at least in my experience, it has to be done a particular way.