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Old 09-28-18, 02:27 PM
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Threaded BB only on new bike?

I am pondering my next bike purchase and seem to be at a dilemma about bottom brackets. I would like to get a Synapse Carbon Disk Ultergra (regular or SE) but the press fit BB is causing me to consider getting a Specialized Rubaix Expert as it has a threaded BB. Not that the Specialized is somehow a lesser bike, but my favorite LBS is a Cannondale dealer and I would give some credence to buying from him. I am honestly wondering if I am overvaluing the threaded BB?
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Old 09-28-18, 06:46 PM
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After reading all the "Creaking BB" threads, I am sticking with threaded.
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After reading all the "Creaking BB" threads, I am sticking with threaded.
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My main ride is a 2012 Synapse Carbon with BB30 bb. Just after I got the bike in 2012, the bb started making lots of progressively worse sounds. I pulled the crankset, cleaned and regreased the area around the bearings, reinstalled the crankset paying attention to the order of the spacers and washers and finally torqued to mfg spec. It quieted right up. Now after I ride in heavy rain, it'll start to squawk. A repeat of the above procedure quiets it down again. Otherwise maybe once a year.
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Old 09-28-18, 09:02 PM
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In 40 years of threaded BB I have never had a single noise.

If the industry wants a larger diameter BB shell, they could make it threaded.... Maybe they are going that way ??
(I'm not paying attention to most recent developments)
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Old 09-29-18, 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
In 40 years of threaded BB I have never had a single noise.

If the industry wants a larger diameter BB shell, they could make it threaded.... Maybe they are going that way ??
(I'm not paying attention to most recent developments)
Unless any of those was a carbon bike, your experience is not relevant to the discussion... (can you even get a steel bike with anything other than a threaded BB? No clue)

Both my carbon bikes have threaded BB and they occasionally make noise but is it the BB or something else? Very difficult to judge. The threaded shell is bonded to the frame anyway, so it's not like the threading is keeping it perfectly silent.
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I googled and read loads of threads about this literally a few days ago and it seems like there's arguments and lovers and haters of both.
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