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bottom bracket: when to change?(3 posts)

bottom bracket: when to change?Gall
May 29, 2001 6:55 PM
when should i change my bb. what things should i look for?

thanks
re: bottom bracket: when to change?LC
May 30, 2001 12:05 AM
Pull both the cranks off and spin it with your fingers. If it hard to turn or makes a lot of noise then you can replace it (sealed type), or repack it.
You mean you have to service those?cory
May 30, 2001 10:11 AM
In my experience, BBs will last for years. The one in my commuter got new grease (but not new bearings; I did it on a whim on a Sunday afternoon) in 1993 or '94, and it's fine. The Atlantis is new, but the '94 Cannondale has never even been looked at, and my '92 Bridgestone is still running '92 grease. The wear gets spread around with that many bikes, but still...
LC's check is the same one I use. Works fine for me.