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July 23, 2021, 6:34 a.m. -  Larrabee

Whoa!  Three cheers and 5 stars on Tripadvisor for simply \_mentioning\_ green Loctite.  Truly, it is the nuclear option for thread-locking.  Suggestion: a whole tech article on thread lockers.  Here’s one: for threaded BBs, Loctite 567 pipe-thread sealant. It hardens in an anaerobic environment as usual, and has Teflon in it. I’ve been using it for 20 years, starting on a Ti frame. It’s great at preventing dissimilar-metal corrosion.  In its hardened state, it’s a little tougher than dried toothpaste and has a bit of pliability. I’ve never had a problem removing a threaded BB with it — always used copiously.  Cleaning out the female threads is not a horrible job — by chasing around the thread grooves with a dental pick (or bent nail in Vise Grips).  A small, very stiff wire brush is helpful   It may be the cat’s meow if used on pressed-in BBs as well; I’ve never tested that application.

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