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Old 12-20-08, 01:31 PM   #1
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Problem after installing cranks & bb

So i am building up an IRO mk V. I got a miche bb and sugino zen messenger cranks. Last night i installed the bb and cranks and after i was done, i spun the cranks around to make sure everything was hunky-dory. When i spun it around there was a rubbing sound, and then the cranks would stop. I was once per rotation, and there was definitely more friction than there should be.

I might have tightened the bb cups too much, but other than that i cannot think of anything.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-20-08, 03:20 PM   #2
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Is it a loose ball BB? If so, it could be too tight or have incorrect 3 of ball bearings.
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