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Installing a Record BB into TI frame(9 posts)

Installing a Record BB into TI framestoutga
May 2, 2001 2:04 PM
I noticed some people posting use both grease and teflon tape on their BB during installation. Apart from including TI Prep in this mixture does anyone know if this method would cause a problem with my Record BB and TI frame installation.
re: Installing a Record BB into TI framegrz mnky
May 2, 2001 3:40 PM
It won't cause any problems per se. You probably don't need grease if you're using ti prep and teflon tape. The important thing to reealize is that ti BB shells are notorious for making creeking noises, but sometimes the source is else where, like the seat post. Using a torque wrench and following the mfr.'s spec is highly advised. got to for some good info or see Zinn.
re: Installing a Record BB into TI frameAbbs
May 4, 2001 8:07 PM
Why shouldn't you use grease with ti prep and teflon tape?
I concur...PsyDoc
May 3, 2001 5:45 AM
with grz mnky. I have a ti bike and when I change BB's I use a little bit of Phil Wood grease on the threads of the BB and a torque wrench. I have never heard a "creeeeeeek" from the BB area. I have heard creaks that I though were coming from the BB area, but came to find they were coming from the seat rails or pedals.
Not creaking but..yapsaw
May 3, 2001 9:11 AM
it ticks. At first I thought it was coming from the seatpost area but later found out that it was from the BB. Guess what's the BB? Shimano DA. Typical you might say. Anyway, found the only way was to use abit more grease (heavy type) and teflon tape. I still have to tighten it once in a while but all in all it's worth it.
re: Installing a Record BB into TI frameG
May 3, 2001 9:43 AM
I just use ti prep. Actually, I use a copper-based anti-sieze made by 3M. Can be purchased at any auto shop and is cheaper than the Finish Line product. And torque that BB to specs.
re: Installing a Record BB into TI
May 3, 2001 1:28 PM
Interestingly, the web site for Branford Bicycle stresses not to use any type of grease on the bottom bracket and notes that the record bottom bracket has threadlock on it from the manufacturer. Not sure what the answer is.

I did not know that...(in my Johnny Carson voice)PsyDoc
May 3, 2001 3:57 PM
Here is exactly what Branford states:

"Adjustable cup is lightly coated with thread lock and should be installled in a dry, clean bottom bracket shell. Do NOT grease or lubricate the threads. It is ok to grease the drive side steel cup threads."

Only one problemKerry Irons
May 5, 2001 8:30 AM
It's possible, just possible, that you might remove the BB to clean and reinstall it at some point (like I do every year in my overhaul). Does that dry threadlock last forever? No? How about doing what Litespeed says and just grease the threads. In my experience (Record BB in a Litespeed) this works fine if you torque to the specification - 70 nm. Teflon tape and antisieze are not required, althoug they do no harm. You could even add grease to the mix, if you're a "belt and suspenders" kind of person. There is no miracle in either the plumber's tape or the anti-sieze. They both work, and so does grease.