Bicycle Mechanics - BB Squeaky Sound after......
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04-07-05, 09:46 AM
Two days ago going back home I had no choice but to ride through about 18 inches of water. A lot of back road were flooded after all the downpour we've been hit with last days.
After getting home I sprayed DW-40 all over the gears, mvoing parts in general including the BB (bottom bracket). Even after some degreasing and lubrication, now there's a squeaky sound coming from the BB, not too much, not loud at all, but enough to annoy me.
Is my Bottom Bracket screwed up because of the water that got in there? or how can I make it go away ?
The WD-40 may have eaten away the grease in the bottom bracket. I just used it to clean out the grease in my hubs when I repacked them.
04-07-05, 10:23 AM
Keep WD away from anything with grease (think: bottom bracket, hubs, headset) that you aren't planning to immediately relubricate/pack with grease.
Is there a screw holding your cable guide to the underside of your bb shell? You can use that to drain water post-ride. Also, remove your seatpost and tip the bike upside down.
Lastly, you'd be surprised, but water can get into the rims. Pop a side off the tire and see if water comes out of your wheels.
Meanwhile, check here: http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/creaking_and_squeaking.shtml
04-07-05, 11:15 AM
Thanks you all. I think I'll take the bike to the shop this weekend to check the BB and service it accordingly.
I wonder if it's tough to do it yourself. What tools do I need ?
04-07-05, 11:51 AM
What is your setup? We're not exactly madam Cleo here... Probably:
Some sort of spanner to get the crank dustcaps off.
Either a 14mm, 15mm socket wrench, or an appropriately sized hex wrench with a LONG arm to get the crank bolts off, depending on the particular setup.
Appropriate bottom bracket lockring wrench.
Appropriate bottom bracket spanner wrench.
Unless you have a one piece crank or a cartridge bottom bracket...
04-07-05, 12:03 PM
I've got the TRUVATIV Cartridge 113mm
What's need it then?
04-07-05, 05:05 PM
Haha, Wd-40. Good game.
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