My bike's better than me!
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern Colorado
Bikes: (2) Moots Vamoots, (1) Cannondale T2000 tourer, (1) Diamondback Response Comp mtb
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I still wouldn't be sure that you have a faulty bb.
You ought to take it to the Local Bike Shop and ask the mechanic to look at it. More than likely, the procedure I (or the person after me) listed will end your problem. Either way, they can LOOK AT the bb when they pull it, check for bearing play, etc., etc.
If it NEEDS replacement, you won't have wasted any money on the labor ... since the old one had to come out anyway.
If you bought it NEW from the shop, take it back to where you bought it. They should look into it for free, under warranty, and--if it IS just a lube-fix sort of creak--they should FIX it for free, too.