What's involved in having the shell faced and threads closed? Does it have to do with wear and tear? Just for reference, the bike is about 1 year old w/ ~8,000 miles. After the first 2000, or so, the BB was reinstalled because of a creaking issue. Nothing since then.
How would I determine whether the shell needs to be faced and the threads closed? If it's something that seems likely to be necessary, I might just take it to a shop initially.
Also, should the torque wrench be bicycle specific (e.g. made by Park Tool), or is any old set from ACE Hardware suitable?
Thanks for the help.
Last edited by grebletie; 01-29-07 at 10:59 PM.