- New BB – King or Hope Ceramic?
The King ones are not fantastically sealed like all King bearings, but they do run smooth when cleaned and greased. Just need a bit of care and attention compared to some other 'disposable' HT2 BB's. A bit of bike jewelry really, but if you buy into King I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have 2.Posted 7 years ago
not saying hope is bad, i had one and it worked well and lasted.
But the plastic washers it came with, and i didn't pay enough attention allowed the bottom bracket to "flex", the unfindable creak!
Basically the cups were able to move a fraction which over time has damaged the bb and shell threads.Posted 7 years ago
I didn't stop the creaking, the creaking stopped me. I discovered what i think was the problem when i went to clean the cranks.
Removed the non drive crank, gave the axle a gentle tap to get the drive side to move and the bottom bracket cup came out attached to the crank. The threads on the Hope cup were minimal, and with the damaged frame threads there simply was no purchase. I got a newer bottom bracket with a better thread, it seems to have had enough thread to tighten. Tightened it up and it seems to have worked, no more creaking. It isn't held in by many threads though. I would consider getting a saint bb as the cups are longer if i was keeping the bike, which i am not.Posted 7 years ago
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