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Bottom bracket question...(5 posts)

Bottom bracket question...gschiener
Nov 6, 2002 4:12 PM
When installing a new bottom bracket in a titanium shell should I use anti-seize on the threads (as the Park tool site recommends)...or teflon tape, a friend says the tape wrapped around the threads might eliminate any potential "clicking" noises... Opinions please...
re: Bottom bracket question...Rusty Coggs
Nov 6, 2002 5:00 PM
I use Ti prep,no clicks.
Three choicesKerry
Nov 6, 2002 5:30 PM
Grease, anti-seize, or plumber's tape. They all work with few downsides. I've used grease in this application for 5 years/40K+ miles w/no problems. The real key to preventing clicks is to tighten to the proper tourque spec. 70 nm for Campy, 50 nm for Shimano. It will surprise you how tight this is - tighter than your "mechanic's intuition" would suggest.
Nov 7, 2002 4:07 PM
It's not so much the goop as it's the torque. The Shimano spec is actually 50 to 70 Nm and I just cut to the chase and go to the max.
re: Bottom bracket question...Alexx
Nov 7, 2002 4:42 AM
Teflon tape is great for BB threads that may be a bit loose (like on my 25 year old classic trek), but may be too much for tighter threads. Most Shimano BB's come with an anti-seize compound already on the threads.