sram gxp bottom bracket
Last Post 07/22/2013 10:25 AM by carl x. 3 Replies.
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THE SKINNY

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07/18/2013 02:07 PM
i ordered a new sram gxp bottom bracket to replace my old one that was getting noisy. it's the kind with the external bearings with the plastic tube that runs between them. anyway, i removed the old one and installed the new one no problem. while putting the cranks back on, the spindle wouldn't fit all the way into the drive side bearing. looking at the bearing there's a dust cover that fits the face of the bearing but also fits inside the hole that the spindle fits in making it to small for the spindle. the cover comes right off so i removed it and installed the cranks. is the dust cover necessary? did i completely screw it up?
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jrt1045

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07/19/2013 11:10 AM
its a tight fit, i usually pull it out and slide it over the spindle first before installing. As long as its going the right direction all is good. Its job is to keep the bearings from being exposed directly to the elements
THE SKINNY

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07/19/2013 12:10 PM
i don't see it fitting but i'll try it when i get home.
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THE SKINNY

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07/22/2013 10:25 AM
got it. the old one was still stuck on the spindle. what a goofball.
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