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teflon tape on Ti frame?(4 posts)

teflon tape on Ti frame?took
Sep 20, 2003 12:19 PM
I've got a ticking noise coming from my BB (yes, i'm sure it's my BB) and I've heard that teflon tape on the BB threads can sometimes solve the problem. I've got a Ti frame and normally use anti-sieze on the threads. Is teflon tape gonna do any damage? (will i still be able to get the sucker out 2 years down the road?). thanks.
re: teflon tape on Ti frame?Rusty Coggs
Sep 20, 2003 3:43 PM
Use Ti prep and tape, works same as greese and tape.
Grease, anti seize, plumber's tape all workKerry Irons
Sep 20, 2003 5:44 PM
Grease is what I've been using since recommended by Litespeed, and it works just as well as the anti seize that the bike came with 6 years ago, or the teflon tape I used before hearing from Litespeed. All work, though I think grease is easiest to work with. Just as important is taking things up to the proper torque. It was getting a torque wrench that solved my clicking problems - there's no way I would have tightened to spec just using the force I had used successfully for 30 years in conventional BBs. The advantage to grease and anti seize over tape is that you are preventing corrosion as well as lubricating the threads.
Sep 23, 2003 3:31 PM
Used the teflon tape, snugged everything real tight with a big-a$$ wrench, and the tick is gone. MAN, it is good to ride on a quiet machine.