Posted by: shoreboy
Ah yeah that does suck. The thread together with some retaining compound would be my best shot at trying to cure those creaks. T-47 conversion is a good idea if you can find somewhere that can do it. Id have to wonder a bit about the integrity of the BB shell once you put threads in it. It obviously wasn't originally designed to have threads, and you would be removing a fair bit of material from the ends of the shell. If seen some PF shells that are quite thin and would wonder if they could tolerate being threaded.
Id try Dream Cycle on Commercial, they deal with a lot of different bikes. Maybe try somewhere south of the border if you are close enough? Might be some shops in Bellingham (Fanatik?) or Seattle.
This is another solution I am looking at. But l fear it will be hard to remove when it needs to be replaced.