Tarmac SL6 BB Creaking

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by alexmcm09

dreikant wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:31 pm
alexmcm09 wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:57 am
I had success with using Loctite 609 on the bearing outer race to take up any slop between the BB shell and the bearings. Then liberal amounts of grease on all the metal interfaces and a touch of Loctite threadlocker on the self extracting bolt. Torque it up to spec (40nm if I'm not mistaken) and it should be good to go. I also ditched the Specialized pre loader and used a Cane Creek one which is much, much better.
I also ditched the Specialized pre loader. It is not good. I found a better solution with spacers and a wave wahser. Could you say which Cane Creek preloader you are using and if it works with the Specialized S-works crank.
It's the ee Wings preloader. I'm running it on an S Works crank it works perfectly. Feels much more solid than the stock plastic one. You do have to glue the inner ring to the spindle though.

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