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Old 09-07-11, 08:45 AM   #1
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bb repack revisited

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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ack?highlight=.
I'm now doing my second and, having re-read the Sheldon article, another question arises. I had the bearings lightly preloaded, and backed the cup off a little bit because there didn't appear to be enough threads to adequately engage the lockring.
Comments and suggestions appreciated. I packed the bearings loose, 11 to a side. It's a 78 Giant built Schwinn.
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Is this the same BB? How well did it last?

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Although the BB bearing can operate without preload, its life is substantially extended with a light preload.
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