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Old 07-17-13, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by hamster View Post
25 miles, so far no outward signs that silicone isn't working. I'll do one more ride and then take it off again and inspect.

Red Devil is very thick, the consistency of a jelly or toothpaste, and I don't see why it would be a good idea. I think it would just jam the bearings. I had another sacrificial bearing that came with a SRAM X9 crank, took it apart, it was packed with something like Red Devil inside. It was barely spinning. Started spinning after generously washed it with WD-40 and got most of the grease out.
You're getting some really solid advice here and it sounds like you don't want to believe it. Trust us, you need to grease those bearings. It's pretty obvious that this is your first time doing something like this. My first time was 40 years ago. You posted on the forum asking what to do. People w/ decades of experience are telling you what to do. Take the advice and you're good. Ignore it and you'll be buying new bb bearings in a month.
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