- Ideas to stop BB shell creaking
It really sounds like it, and only one side too. Bearings feel silky smooth. Pedals are fairly new, their bearings are fine but I guess it oculd be their threads. Although, I have changed cranks and it still does it.
I’m thinking he shell and the threads may have ovalised over time, since if I use tape it goes easy, harder, easy, harder as I tighten it up. Maybe threadlock and back it off 1/4 turn…Posted 4 years ago
There was a gap between the non drive side crank and the bearing’s plastic cover, so I thought I’d remove the BB shell, re apply the loctite and fit a spacer behind it.
Well, the BB was jammed completely solid.. (that’s going to be fun when it wears out 😯 ) but I noticed that the axle was actuall free to slide left and right. Oops. At the same time I swapped to a compact chainset which fortunately doesn’t require a spacer, it fits snug. Most of the creaking now has stopped, just a few clicks under high load now. That’s probably the frame or dropouts or something.Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
Mine was doing this, creaking and cracking like mad. I think the shell isn’t quite true on my frame, really needs facing. Stuck a brand new BB in it and got the exact same issue.
Went for a ride in a big rain storm over the last few days and it’s fixed! I think grit has lodged in the area that was creaking.Posted 4 years ago
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