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    Perma-clyde Alox's Avatar
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    Hollowtech II - best model for wet weather?

    I've got a Shimano HollowtechII crank on my commuter - Tiagra, I think. After 6500km, I'm getting some creaking from the BB, and it might be time to replace the bearings. I'm wondering if there is a difference in quality for the Hollowtech II bearing cups, and if there is, which model offers the best protection against rain/wet/dirt/grit. I ride this bike year round in Vancouver.

    I'm a big rider (250#) and I've crushed lesser and lightweight BB's before. Since this is for my 'daily driver' I'd prefer a part that keeps maintenance to a minimum.

    Any experience / recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    A.
    Nowadays I've got me two good wheels - and I'll seek refuge in aluminum and steel;
    Takes me out there for just a little while, and the years fall away with every mile...
    -Steve Earle, "The Other Kind"

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    Considering that you can buy a new one for about $30 new or get a slightly used one on eBay for less, just buy cheap ones and replace as necessary. It only takes a couple minutes to swap out.

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    You can also replace the bearings youself.

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