I've got a problem with my phil wood bottom bracket. I've had it since I got it free with a 2nd hand frame a few months ago. Basically, when I turn the axle, I feel quite a lot of friction.
Now, I've heard phil wood bearings last a long, long time, so I really don't think it's the bearings, which means it must be the axle. I read somewhere a while back that improper installation can mess up the axle somehow, deforming it, but I can't find any info searching.
If I send it to Phil, can he fix it for me?
Can I replace the axle with a separate, cheaper Shimano axle?