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Bottom bracket noisedavid finney
Mar 28, 2001 7:04 AM
I recently built up an Ibis Sonoma (steel) with a dura ace (track)bottom bracket, D/A cranks and Ultegra pedals. When I am out of the saddle hammering or climbing I get a lot of creaking and squeaking. Everything is greased and tight including the chainring bolts.

I had a similar problem last year when I built up a Spanky with the same components. After tearing it apart a dozen times and trying teflon thread tape and different greases, I took it to my LBS and they put this silver, gooey, loc-tite for aluminum threads on all of the threads and that seemed to do the trick.

I am pretty big, (6' and 195 lbs) and ride fairly agressively. Any ideas or solutions?

Thanks in advance,

re: Bottom bracket noisegrz mnky
Mar 28, 2001 8:20 AM
Chances are 99% it wasn't loc-tite that they used, but rather some anti-sieze compound. You'll most likely have to do this treatment again. Make sure you use a torque wrench to properll tighten the unit to the spec.