There’s some play in my chainset/BB assembly, I think it’s the axle, what do you think?
Rotor 2InPower chainset, 30mm axle, and a Chris King PF30 BB in a Focus Izalco Max frameset. Everything stripped, cleaned and pressed back in/greased.
If I hold the end of each crank arm and push/pull toward the frame there is a small but definite clunk+creak and small amount of movement through the BB. No movement between arms and axle it seems. BB bearings seem fine. BB looks pressed in correctly. Rotor preload washer tightened. Overtightening the preload temporarily doesn’t stop the issue. That clunk grows to a constant creak when actually cycling.
The only thing that looks worrisome is some wear patches on the axle. Not gouges but material definitely looks worn away. Sound knackered?