So today I was working on overhauling my bottom bracket on a project bike (old Miyata) and a friend suggested that I ditch the bearing cages and add 2 balls on each side. To me this seems a bit weird, since the ball bearings would end up rubbing against each other. He said some old mechanic had told him it some how was a good idea. Has anyone else heard of this? Is there any benefit? I went ahead and said why the hell not and gave it a try, figuring it's an old BB that I'll have to replace soon at some point anyways.