Bottom brackets where the bearings are inside seals needno greasing. The bearings have been given a lifetime grease load at the factory and sealed. After that they are water- and dust-proof and maintenance-free.
How do you Grease a press fit frame?
Grease Press Fit BB Cups and Frame Interface Add some grease to the pressfit bb cups and frame interface. Don’t be shy, put a good layer of grease on both. The frame grease will press into the frame and the bb cup grease will push out of the frame, leaving you with some on both sides.
Can You Grease a bottom bracket carbon frame?
It’ll have no trouble being a grease for bottom bracket carbon frame, ceramic bearing, pivot, or suspension parts. One of the main reasons for its usefulness within these cases is its water resistance. It won’t come across a situation where it won’t be ready to ensure a bike’s protection.
How to grease bottom bracket bearings?
Grease Spindle, Bearings and Put On Spacers and Dust Covers Add some grease to the installed bottom bracket bearings, making sure to put a decent layer all around the bearing cup and inner race on both sides. Then grab your spacers and start to put them back on the crank the way they came off.
How do you install a press fit bottom bracket?
Install Bottom Bracket with Press Fit Tool The most important part of installing a pressfit bottom bracket is actually two parts. You want to have the correct bearing race if possible, so if you have a 30mm spindle try to have a race that also has a 30mm spindle cup on there. Secondly, only press in one cup at a time.
What primer should I use for a carbon BB shell?
I’ve used Loctite 609 (plus Loctite 7471 primer on the carbon BB shell) to cure creaking on several friend’s bikes with press fit BBs.
Why do cannonades creak?
A cannonade trained mechanic local (ish) to me said when they creak it’s usually because they weren’t greased when fitted.
Why use plastic tube on Shimano?
If you read the Shimano dealer manual it says use the plastic tube if there are holes in the BB shell connecting to other frame tubes, but you can omit it if not. So I’m assuming it’s to protect the bearings from possible water ingress.
Why do you have to have one side at a time?
One side at a time to ensure they are squarely seated.
Do you torque NDS crank arms?
If you’re referring to the plastic cap with the star like key shape, that holds the NDS crank arm on, then this should only be finger tight – not torqued up. The two pinch bolts then do all the hard work (torqued up equally bit by bit – don’t do one fully and then the other).
Does the BB71 have grease?
yah, lots of mixed posts online and replies here saying fit with (out) grease. original BB71 did have grease on it but barely anything on the cups. This new 91 again has some grease on the inside but nothing on cups.
Can silicone grease be used on plastic cups?
I always install them with silicone grease. It’s inert so doesn’t harm anything (carbon) and is perfect for plastic parts- waterproof too. Also, when you come to replace the cups, they’re easier to extract.
How to tighten crank arm?
Add some extra grease to where the crank arm mates with the spindle, as well as the crank bolt. Once you do that, grab your 8mm wrench and start to tighten up the crank arm. Spin the bolt in all the way until it’s snug.
What tape do I use for a bottom bracket?
This is my secret step that many people don’t know about, so you are welcome! I use Teflon pipe tape to wrap the threads of the bottom bracket cup before installation. The Teflon tape helps snug up the bottom bracket and make sure it doesn’t come loose. Also, since there is some material between the two metal surfaces, I find there to be much less creaking over time with Teflon tape.
How to install Teflon tape?
As you remember when we were removing it, the cup threaded in regularly. So when installing the Teflon tape, we want to do one complete layer around the threads with a little bit overlapping, about 5-9mm or so. THE WAY YOU WRAP THE THREADS MATTERS. We want to wrap the threads so the overlapping part of the tape is going with the bottom bracket as we spin it in. Hard to explain in text, but if you have the non-drive cup, and are looking at the bike from the non-drive side, we will be turning the cup clockwise to tighten. So when we start to wrap the Teflon tape, we want to start at the top of the cup if looking at the bike from the non-drive side, and go towards the front of the bike and around the bottom of the cup and back up to the top with a small overlap. This should have the overlap section and “tail” of the tape going towards the back of the threads. So when you tighten the cup up, the tape stays put and doesn’t unravel once you go to tighten.
How to push a bike crank?
To do this, stand on the drive side of the bike with the drive side crank at the bottom, or pedal closest to the ground. Then tilt the bike away from you a bit and give it a decent push, maybe two.
How to get rid of creaking noise on headset?
Many of these noises can be solved by a simple clean and re-grease of that part that you think is creaking. The headset is a very common part to get creaking, and the bearings are normally still good, with maybe a little dirt on the contact surface areas. Pulling that apart similarly to how we will do the bottom bracket is also great maintenance and can get rid of the noise you found.
How to find a creak in a bike?
The other way to find a creak easily is to stand on either side of the bike. It’s best to have the bike on some carpet, or a shop mat so the wheels don’t slip.
How to keep a bike from creaking?
After a ride, give the area a wipe down, try to floss out any dust or grit that might be sitting around any parts. This will help keep dust from working its way into the areas to cause wear and create creaking. Along the same lines, I would give your bike a wash every couple of rides. Not only does a clean bike look nice, but you can inspect parts and, again, help keep dirt, dust, or whatever from getting in the small areas of your entire bike, including the crankset/bottom bracket area.
What is a BB30 bottom bracket?
By George Ramelkamp. BB30 bottom bracket systems have very large bearings that press straight into the frame. They’ve been followed by the Shimano Press-Fit system, loosely referred to as BB86 or BB92, and both appear on a wide variety of both road and mountain bikes.
How to press headsets?
Position the headset press as pictured with the press plates up against the bearings and slowly tighten the press, ensuring it stays constantly aligned during the process. Press the bearings in until completely seated into the frame and bottomed out against the internal circlip stops. But don’t overdo it, as these can be damaged if forced.
What is a BBT 90?
Park Tool has a special tool for Shimano bearings, the BBT-90, which is a smaller version of its headset cup remover; it’s just a slotted, splayed tube that you hit with a hammer. A drift made out of a length of alloy tubing or rod, ideally between 15 and 20mm in diameter, will also do the same job.
How to strike the inner edge of a Shimano bearing?
First, find a suitable drift . This can be a piece of narrow tubing or rod that ?ts into the bearing aperture and allows you to strike the inner edge of the bearing cup for Shimano, or the inner race of a BB30 bearing. Whatever you choose, the edge of the drift should be square enough for a good purchase without slipping.
How to use BBT-39?
To use the Park Tool BBT-39, carefully angle it sideways in the bearing aperture to get the wide bit past the inner race as pictured on top. Insert it until it comes into contact and is squared up against the inside of the bearing, avoiding any circlips or internal frame ridges.
What is the inner shell of a BB30?
The BB30 inner shell and crank spindle are usually aluminium, while the bearing races are steel, so copious amounts of grease can and should be used.
How to tell if water is working in a pool?
Notice the rust marks by the pointer. Water will most definitely work its way in and settle in a pool if it has no way out.