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Well on my way, what next??(crankset)

Old 12-12-06, 07:26 PM
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Well on my way, what next??(crankset)

Thanks to a steady stream of good advice from forum members, I've gone from a bare frame to a frame with wheels, stem, bars, brifters, rear derailleur, and a bottom bracket. First build ever. I have yet another question. It seems so basic, but when I did a search, I didn't see the simple answer.

Ultegra BB (External bearings with an Ultegra Hollowtech II Crankset) What, if any, part of the crankset (spindle?) do I need to grease when installing? It seems like the BB would be the only thing needing grease (During install). The bearings are sealed and thats where all the turning is, right? I did a dry run on installing the crankset. Just push it throught the BB and attach the other crank arm. Is that really it?

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Old 12-12-06, 08:20 PM
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Yup. I installed a Hollowtech II crankset, and it had green Shimano grease on inner shaft plus the seals. I would put a thin layer of grease on the frame bb threads.
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Okay. I did grease the BB threads, and the inside face of the BB adapters that contacts the alum BB shell, just to get a good seal. I follow greasing the inner shaft (of the BB I assume). What seals are you referring to though?
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Oh, the seals at that connect the Adapter cups to the shaft? In that case, am I right in saying that the crankset itself does not need grease?
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What would you grease?
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