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And now for the mundane - the screw that holds the cable guide onto the bottom bracket shell
Last Post 04/11/2017 10:53 AM by Nicholas Arenella. 2 Replies.
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04/10/2017 02:01 PM
I had some irritating creakage on the Merlin this weekend so after I washed her down, I removed the cranks and bottom bracket and was greeted with a pool of water sitting in the shell. On my CoMotion I drilled a second hole in the shell so water could drain, but drilling through ti is no fun so I punched a small hole in the screw that holds the guide in place. My question - are their screws made like this? Seems like there should be since keeping things dry and lubed are critical in a bottom bracket shell. I tried some google fu for an answer and didn't come up with anything.


04/10/2017 02:53 PM
Is the hole big enough to provide any real drainage and air exchange?
Nick A


04/11/2017 10:53 AM
I've seen hollow set screws...but this wouldn't hold your guide in place. But just throwing it out there in case it sparks someone's imagination.

Nick Edit: Maybe get one long enough, with a washer and nut on the outside end to hold the guide in place?
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