Installing an FSA Italian BB 70x108

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  1. IanD

    IanD New Member

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    All,

    I'm helping a friend replace a Campy BB with a FSA Italian thread BB
    (70x108) into his frame. The bb will be installed into an aluminum bb
    shell (sp?). In terms of preping the FSA bb, I understand that:

    1) Place a threadlocker/Loctite type substance on the threads of the
    BB
    2) Install torque the BB into the frame's BB shell
    3) Allow the threadlocker/Loctite substance to sufficiently 'activate'

    Is this correct ? How long should I wait for the Loctite substance to
    do it's thing ? There are several different versions of Loctite, is
    there a certain version specific for this type of application ?

    Thanks again,

    Ian in SD
     
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  2. Calvin Jones

    Calvin Jones New Member

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  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    I never use locktite. Grease and teflon tape, and the infamousd self loosening drive side on Italian BB needs to be extra tight. The recmmended torque spec ought to tb adequate.
     
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