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    Need help with installing BB86 bottom bracket.

    I'm installing Chris King Pressfit 24 (BB86) bottom bracket on Colnago CX Zero frame. I would like to know if I should use a retaining compound such as Park Tool CR-1 with AP-1 prep prior to installing the bottom bracket. What is the general practice/recommendation on installing a press fit BB86 bottom bracket on carbon frame? Do I use retaining compound, grease or just dry fit? Any help would be great.
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    Not sure about others, but PF86 is one of the formats that seems to be trouble free and I have never had to do anything other than a light coating of grease to keep things happy.

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    I have read too many different recommendations to this point and really confused as to which method is correct.

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    If it's a press-fit grease it. I dare anyone to come up w/ a good argument against grease.
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    OK, I will use grease instead. Thanks for all the helps here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    If it's a press-fit grease it. I dare anyone to come up w/ a good argument against grease.
    +1 for grease, worked well for me.

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