Cries on hills
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central NH
Bikes: 2007 Trek Pilot 1.2, 1969 Raleigh Sprite 5
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I'm thinking of, get a cool old Raleigh and then upgrade with new bits as I feel like. Shedding weight would be nice, but I'm more concerned with the pains of initially tearing it apart to relube parts, then having to deal with cottered cranks--I'd rather tear it apart and rebuild "right" up front. I'm just guessing that a 30 year old BB ought to be torn apart right off for regreasing.
I'm guessing a bit of Loctite when I put in the BB would be a good idea--not the "never remove again" level but the version that just applies a bit more force than nothing. A good modern sealed BB shouldn't need touching for years.