But why would you if you want it done right. You're a perfectionist right. Don't get sloppy now.
You really got me nailed down there.
Rest assured I will get to the bottom of this and promise to report back. You guys deserve this feedback for sure.
You should probably pull them, face and chase, then re-install.
Not probably, I'll have to. Can't live with it as it is, Geoff. It would be like riding the wrong tub at the wrong pressure on that damm wrong surface.... You know I want it just right.
Besides that, riding it as it is now, even with this small amount of friction would end up chewing bearings and Watts. Not my cupper.
@ bm0p700f: As Shakespeare would put it: What's in a name... Still, I see your point. For some reason Campa has been either too generous on the amount of thread locker or just the opposite. Either way, I feel it's presence may well be a source of problems more than it being a cure.
It just has too much volume
. IOW it represents an open invitation for cross threading, bunching up inside the threads and so forth.
Using thread locker isn't a bad idea per definition but pre-applied it may well cause more trouble than cure.
Personally, I'm more in favour of using copper paste or similar anti-seize as it allows for sensory feedback as you screw in these cups.
Or a clean cup thread and Loctite 222 as you go method for that matter. Or just plain anti-seize....
Either way, the dry thread locker just doesn't give you a black or white message. As you screw in the cups, friction just increases in what feels like an exponentional manner. As if it were bunching up somewhere.
Not sure if that's actually the case, but still.
Bottom line is, if and where there might be a minor misalignment somewhere along the line then pre-applied thread locker is only going to make it worse. OTOH and on a more positive note, you'll also know that there actually is a problem.
As said, I'll have this frame sorted out and will report back. May take a week or two maybe a month.
In the meantime I want to thank all involved. You guys are top people. All of you and I'm proud of you.
........Over the top , I'll take back all the compliments........