west green wrote:
I've just inherited the same BB with a chainset I bought from another bike website - did you have the plastic sleeve + use it when refitting the BB?
There was no plastic sleeve on my BB, just a ton of grease that had turned into glue. Seriously, it was so sticky I had to soak it in white spirit, the scrape it off!
I'm not sure how your BB looks, but in my experience for this type of BB it's not essential. All it would really do would be to stop dirt getting into the bearings, but since it's a road bike, the chances of there being any dirt inside the frame are much lower. I'd say as long as you have the bottle cage bolts in place and you have a modern style seatpost, you're safe.