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I think my bb is shot(2 posts)

I think my bb is shotishmael
Jun 26, 2002 6:16 PM
Ive lubed it all over with phil wood and cranked it in there tightly and the cranks are tight too. I guess I already know its shot but want to know if it's a problem riding with it anyway. It cant dammage anything else can it?
What type is your BB? What are the symptoms?Paul
Jun 27, 2002 9:04 AM
I had a Dura Ace9 speed BB that, after cleaning, lubing, just felt like it was grinding sand. I replaced both of them on my 2 road bikes, and felt the difference. Much smoother in turning. I have an old 8 speed Dura Ace that is still silky smooth, and use it on my trainer. The 9 speeds need to be re-designed, the seals aren't that good, and it seems they just get dirty over time.