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    bottom bracket grinding

    recently replaced spindle in bb. Adjustment was perfect when I replaced it. was lubing chain, and noticed resistance in bb when backpedaling by hand. removed chain from chainring, and resistance remains when pedaling forward as well as back. I haven't had any trouble in riding it, nor has it made any sounds. The resistance is incremental (i.e. it's smooth, then a jump, then smooth, and a jump...)

    I recently loaned my crank puller to a friend, so fixing it will have to wait. was planning on doing a century tomorrow. Is it possible the adjustment had just somehow become too tight? Just hoping someone could tell me what to expect when I open it up, and if it became too tight, how to keep it from happening again.

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    Yes it could have slipped - there are a number of possible scenarios for this to happen. Not knowing what sort of BB you have - suffice to say: Don't ride it until it's running smooth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    Is it safe to assume that there is no play at all in the spindle now? If so, and you want to back off a little on the cup you don;t absolutely have to take the crank off. Just back off the lockring a tad and then spin the hub cup back and re-tighten. Proly won't take more than a minute or two to try it and see if it does the trick.

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    unfortunately, there isn't enough clearance between the crank and lockring to fit my wrench in there to fiddle with the adjustment. But, no, there is no play. I am hoping that has somehow gotten out of adjustment, and that is all, and that the bb is not shot from being over tightened.

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