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    baddum bracket

    water in the BB shell is bad i assume?



    right after i got the bb out of the frame. ugg.

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    looks like an aluminum frame. is it?

    anyway, that's not a problem as long as it gets taken care of.

    some WD40 or other degrease and a tooth brush(to reach beteen the threads where a rag can not reach) will do the trick.

    spend some time cleaning the threads.

    is that the way it looked as soon as you removed the BB? or did you wipe it down first?

    if this is the case then there is not enough grease in there. the ammount needed of reach side of the BB shell is about as much as a grape.
    look at the number of threads on the cups, then, when yo go to grease the shell threads, only grease those threads where the bb cups will come in contact.

    if you use ti prep or anti seize, you'll use about three pea size wads worth per side.

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    that's a pic right after removing the BB without cleaning. yeah, all the glops of grease i put in there apparently washed away. i use finish line white stuff but will something sliperier like phil wood work better? i'm thinking about buying a tub and using that for everything. the white stuff seems to break down and wash away too easy.

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    any grease will work well but you got to be generous.

    Phil's is good, the Finish Line is good too, and so is Tri Flow.

    if you can get some anti seize, that would last for about a year until it needs to be changed out. it's sold at shops under the Finish Line brand called Ti Prep.

    this stuff is super tenacious. and you'll know how tenacious after you apply it and try to wash it from your hands.

    tubs are nice. but the tube is nicer (i think) cause you can better control the ammount of grease that comes out. if you use a small brush with a tub, it's a little better but if you're trying to lube stem bolts and the brush is big, you'll get more grease where you don't want it rather than where you do want it.

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    i just use my finger and rub it like snot. well, not really, but i do use my finger regardless of tub or tube. anti-seize, anti-seize, anti-seize... i think i have like a small tub of that stuff in the closet in this msyterious black suitecase. i'll have to take a look at the bottle, but i'm sure that's what it was. isn't that stuff expensive? muwahahahaha... anyhow. we used to buy phil wood in large tubes that fit in the industrial size grease guns and shot it into wee grease guns that have the applicator tip for precision application. that was cool. i wish i could order from QBP.

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    it's about as expensive as regular grease.

    one year i put ti prep on one cup and grease on the other. within 2 months the cup with grease started to creak. i must note that i do ride a Ti frame but 2 months is nothing. and i was prepared for that so i slathered it on.

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