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Grease Octalink or ISIS spindles ??(3 posts)

Grease Octalink or ISIS spindles ??InTheMiddle
Feb 4, 2003 3:12 PM
I've been wrenching for years, building wheels, bikes, everything. I finally got out of my retro-grouch cave and got an Octalink DA BB.

It came on a used bike and when I switched over to new cranks it apparently was sorta greasy in there.

I was always taught with the square taper to NEVER grease the sindle/crank interface so I cleaned off all the grease and put the cranks on.

All was well for about 500 miles, but I have developed a single creak per revolution on the drive side.

Should I have regreased after taking the dirty stuff off ? Or is it likely that it is from the BB or pedal or something else....

Seems like with the tight fit with the cranks on the spindle and much more surface area contact a little grease might be a good thing ?

Advice welcome....

Thanks !
re: Grease Octalink or ISIS spindles ??Rusty Coggs
Feb 4, 2003 3:22 PM
Shimano says grease em.The new tapered spindle BB from shimano even come pre greased.How about THAT!.
Glad to hear that, just put one on and used greaseInhighgear
Feb 5, 2003 2:54 PM