Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Home for wayward mutants
Bikes: '06 Kona Dawg Deluxe/'06 Cannondale F400(frame)/'98 Cannondale SuperV1000
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Well, you were right about the frogs. I knew that smell was familiar.... Actually, that Finish Line doesn't smell freshtastic anyway, so sitting in the BB for several years probably didn't help.
As far as the tightness issue, I found the problem. The 2nd/3rd thread on the right side of the BB is a bit wider/flatter than the rest, almost like it's been cross-threaded at that one section, causing the part to bind in the threads. It's been so long since it was installed, I can't remember whether it was as much of a ***** to put in the first time or not. I double-checked the HT to see if the threads were fudged, but they're fine. The other BB screws right in. So how did one thread get messed up? And how can I get it fixed? Would an LBS have a die that big? Does anyone even make dies for BB's? I'm sure that I could find one that would work, but I've no idea how much it would cost.