Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Westlake Village, California
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Originally Posted by peazweag
Its the bolts use the 14mm hex bolts .thats why I run cottered cranks YOU TIGHTEN THEM WITH A HAMMAH.NO NOISES EVER!!!!Lol
I'm sure cottered cranks have their issues too.
I've had square taper setups that never creaked.
I think the problem I'm having is due to the plating on the spindle. The old spindle was not plated, super cheap, but the new BB is nicer, Interloc Racing, with a nicely plated spindle.
Next time I have it out of the bike I'll try roughing it up with some sandpaper. Although, I took some square taper BBs out of some old bikes and the spindles didn't have a scratch on them despite being well used.
They were Shimano BBs, a UN72 and a UN91, with pretty plated spindles.
The UN91 was in a "duraluminum" Alan cyclocross bike from the mid-90s and it creaked like crazy. I think it was due to the softness of the frame.