I have a 2004 Giant Boulder SE. The bottom bracket bearings wore out on me, so I got them fixed last month. Since I don't have the tools or a lot of extra money to deal with any "trial and error" stuff on my behalf, I took it to a well known bike shop. They were very nice and seemed to take their job seriously, so I decided to use them to fix my bike.
I've taken the bike on two rides since I got it fixed. One was a 7 mile ride on a decent trail, and the other was about 20 miles on flat macadam.
While putting the bike back in the garage today, I noticed this.
What do you guys think?