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    Zerk grease fitting on bottom bracket

    Can you drill and tap the bottom bracket and install a zerk fitting to let you grease it without disassembly?

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    Sure but you'd knock it off on the first rock.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

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    Not to mention the half-pound of unnecessary grease you'd be squeezing into your BB everytime you did a lube job.
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    But think of all the rustproofing the seat tube is going to get as the grease fills it up.

    In a word, it doesn't work that way. The grease will just go into all the various tubes.

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    It has been done, with a sleeve blocking off the various frame tubes and minimising the amount of grease in the bottom bracket.

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    DH rigs have them in the suspension pivots...

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    If the bottom bracket is a cartridge type as almost all of the current ones are, external greasing will do no good. It will, however, eventually fill all of the other tubes with grease.

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    My '59 Carlton has one. It's just for looks now, since it has a cartridge bottom bracket. I don't thing there's much chance that I'll "knock it off on the first rock".

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    dirtdrop, i hope you dont take that beautiful bike anywere near rocks! Got pics of the rest of the bike?
    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    ..... but at the end of the day we're all just dorks riding around on bicycles, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBikeGotStolen View Post
    dirtdrop, i hope you dont take that beautiful bike anywere near rocks! Got pics of the rest of the bike?
    Just click the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    Just click the picture.
    e.g http://good-times.webshots.com/album/559341390NROHtj
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Fine looking bike. Nice job!

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    Sweet old bike. Love the 3-pin crank!
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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