FSA Ceramic bottom bracket seals creating LOTS of FRICTION
I have an FSA Megaexo ceramic bottom-bracket. My crank arm loosened unexpectedly, and when I retightened it tonight I was noticing alot of drag on the cranks. It's not that old. I removed the BB and noticed how hard it was to turn the bearings individually. I figured the bearings needed lube (a small syringe was included with the box) so I initially pried off the outer (black) plastic seals. Suddenly the bearings were spinning SUPER easy without the seals. I went ahead and removed the inner (orange) seal, applied a bit of lube, replaced the orange seals.
PROBLEM: When I put the outer/black seals back on the massive friction returns. Is there a solution? Is it "OK" to leave the outer/black seals OFF so long as I maintain the BB a little more often?
Last edited by MooCow; 05-03-11 at 11:02 PM.