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When is a Bottom Bracket Done?
What are the symptoms of a Bottom Bracket on the decline and in need of a replacement?
Why I ask is because I have recurring crank creaking. The first time I went to a total of 3 mechanics. The first one whom I did not personally speak with (the set up is that the mechanics are in the basement and the sales guy reports) It was reported that he said that the BB needed to be replaced. I went to two other guys who said no. The last of which tightened everything, thoroughly cleaned an lubed my bike and I rode away with no crank noise and feeling like I was riding a new bike.
A couple of hundred miles/2 weeks later, the crank creaking has reemerged. I am wondering if the first guy was correct and that the thorough lubing just masked the problem for awhile.
That it was not lubed with 'Titanium grease' (the frame is Ti) could this be an issue?
btw this is a Record BB (over a year old) and Record ultra torque carbon cranks (double) A lot of riding year round.
Edit -The noise itself is a creaking on the right (drive train side) of the crank with every rotation- but only with pressure. It cannot be replicated on a stand.
Last edited by EGreen; 09-02-08 at 04:50 AM.