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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:38 am 
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I'll soon be building up my new frame and was wondering whether the RC7 I already have would be any good for greasing the threads on the bottom bracket?

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Fork grease? Probably a tad thin but i dont see why it wouldnt work really. The threads will just push most of it out and its just thick enough for the threads to retain what it needs i reckon.


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iv used rc7 on all of mine and my friends builds and never had a problem installing or removing yet :)


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As long as the bb is torqued ok. The grease just serves as anti corrosion.


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Happy days...

Cheers guys! :D


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Use copper slip that is a proper anti-sieze.


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Use copper slip that is a proper anti-sieze.


It can cross corrode though (on alloy frames i think i.e alu).


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Hmm.. well I think the BB shell is alloy as its a carbon frame..


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Oh that may be a different ball game. Not sure about the ins and outs of carbon grease but at work we use a special 'grease' (think its gritted or something) but thats for seatposts so you dont have to over torque the seatclamp i guess.
Maybe some chemicals in some greases could react with the epoxy used for the carbon?
Maybe i have no idea what im talking about?

Is it bb30?
I have done a couple bb30's and just used standard grease. This is only in the past few months though so cant judge long term effects.


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Well the part in the frame that the BB screws into I presume must be alloy - I was just saying that in respect to using copper slip.

All documentation says to use lithium grease so surely RC7 must be safe to use?


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