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Bottom Bracket caged bearing orientation

Old 08-07-22, 03:47 PM
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Bottom Bracket caged bearing orientation

I think I put these in in the wrong direction. When I rode the bike a couple times the crank loosened up on me some.
so which photo show the side that should be facing the cup? Thanks

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About 40 seconds in this video explains for your BB and how to figure out other caged bearing setups.
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Top photo to the cup, bottom photo to the cone/spindle, though the video one post up explains why very nicely.
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Loose bearings never go in the wrong direction
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An eleven ball retainer installs with the open face facing inward; a nine ball retainer installs with the open face facing outward.
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Old 08-07-22, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Loose bearings never go in the wrong direction
This.

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Loose bearings never go in the wrong direction
They can if you drop them. I'm still looking for one out of a vintage NOS Shimano hub I cleaned and re-packed a couple of weeks ago.
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