As for your creaking... perhaps some Loctite 609 might help if you haven't tried that already. Otherwise, yours is just another example of a less than ideal situation.
petepeterson wrote:I've had creaking from the get go on my current BB30 frame.
If you search for BB30 posts by me you can find how I have "solved" the problem. Combination of loctite 609 and NOT using wave washers.
It has continued to work, but is just a PIA to have to be so picky about setup. And it is getting to be about time to redo the BB again, so it really depresses me.
I am not having any problems, but it has been over a year now since the last time I cleaned and lubed everything, so it is about due.
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
It feels stiffer does not count.
Next best thing, BSA GXP, with a NDS bearing that actually fits the axle (read, not Sram BB).
Ease of manufacture shouldn't really come into play at the price point were many of these frames are at... But now we've pumped the market with so much BS that there's no going back without admitting that none of the pressfit systems were ever for the customers benefit. They were to cut manufacturing costs and to add another marketable feature to increase sale...
How many didn't think 30mm axles were an upgrade worth upgrading for all in itself?
Let's pray someone atleast invents a pressfit-to-bsa converter that works EVERY time. They all seem a bit hit 'n' miss at this point, no one has a 100% perfect ratings or reviews...
DMF wrote:Let's pray someone at least invents a pressfit-to-bsa converter that works EVERY time.
Must be tolerances or something...
I can understand the idea of of wider bearing spacing and larger axles... and making the frame wider at the BB also. Stiffer and lighter... good stuff.
But I'm a fan of old 7700 Octalink BBs and cranks which are light and work great. Last year I shortened some Octalink cranks for TTs and now I'm thinking of getting a newer (used) frame. I mistakenly assumed that everything could be adapted to BSA... I didn't realize that so many bikes are BB86 or BB90 or BB386 or whatever else cannot even be adapted to a BSA BB. Which means new cranks and BB too and pay to get them shortened again...
That's "progress" though... the old becomes obsolete.
From a technological standpoint what is more advanced, a part which is pressed together or a part which is threaded together?
Probably one day there'll be a superior BB standard, but imo it doesn't exist yet.
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