Took a friend's bike down to my LBS for a BB service since his crankset was a bit loose and I didn't have the large Allen wrench to remove the cap from the crank arms (see picture). I've got the Park BB tool with the crank end for Shimano Ultegra star nuts, but this Truvativ is different, and I figured taking it to the shop was safer.
I was taking care of a few other personal things while I was there as well and didn't think to inspect their work until I got home. This is what I found.... And in addition, although I'm no expert in how cranksets are supposed to feel when properly tensioned (aside from the way my ultegra and my wife's Gossamer cranks feel) this "just serviced" crankset seems to have too much bearing pressure/Drag. We're doing our first century tomorrow morning early, and won't be able to get the bike to a shop until afterward. Should I go back and have a chat with them? Is it reasonable to expect to get a crankset service ($20) without having them bugger everything up with their slipping tools? Or are tools for these types of cups poorly designed enough that it's not the mech's fault? I don't want to get upset if it's not warranted, but honestly...I've really torqued on my Ultegra BB cups with my Park tool wrench and never had it slip off like this. If it was my bike, I'd be inclined to go ask them for a new BB cups.
*edit* And does anyone know how to set the bearing pre-load and "lock" on this type of crankset? On the Ultegra's its intuitive with the plastic cap and pinch bolts,
but this one is quite different.