Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes: All 70s and 80s, only steel.
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Thanks for the info, guys. So I was just concerned because I've recently acquired some old bikes, and though I've overhauled the hubs, I haven't done the bbs. At the same time, from all I've read, it seems like the bb overhaul is not often necessary. But I did recently upgrade the drivetrain on an old Raleigh Gran Prix frame to a fixie--brand new cranks &c. I noticed a heavy grittiness during my pedaling though. This is OT, but is it possible that the pedals need to have their bearings overhauled (it's over 30 yrs old)? Or is it just normal to feel a little grittiness in older bikes in general?