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    Loose bb - walk or ride it

    Ok here's the dilemma, in order to get to the shop (I don't have a car), I either walk 2km to the bus stop and take the bus, or ride it there. Now the BB is slightly loose on the drive side (you can just wiggle it a bit with the cranks off).

    So what do you guys think, rideable? Risk?
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    is it the cups that are loose?

    i wouldn't risk knackering the threads on your frame.

    why not order the tools to be posted to your house and sort it at home?
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    If it's just the slightest bit loose, it's probably not going to damage the threads to ride it cautiously for a short distance. But I would not risk it. I would tighten it first, then ride to the shop.
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    Walk the 2km, take the bus to the shop, buy the tool and return home to tighten it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Ok here's the dilemma, in order to get to the shop (I don't have a car), I either walk 2km to the bus stop and take the bus, or ride it there. Now the BB is slightly loose on the drive side (you can just wiggle it a bit with the cranks off).

    So what do you guys think, rideable? Risk?
    The way you describe it, it should be fine to ride. Just glance down occasionally, and if the BB has wiggled itself loose to the point that some of the threads are exposed, STOP riding it. If it's that loose though, you may be able to tighten it back down with your hand (remember that it'd left-threaded if you have a standard English/ISO BB).
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    Well ok, here's what happened - biked 2 k to bike stop. Realized I was now, not allowed on the bus, then biked another 12km to the subway.

    Oh well. The bb actually seemed to have tightened itself up by the time I got to the subway.
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