Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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Do not try to "lube" unless you are overhauling the BB.
Don't just look at one video - that BB takes different tools than yours. Google "bottom bracket adjustment" - many videos, step-by-step tutorials available. Same with overhaul. Look for "Parktools" or "Sheldonbrown" in results or add each to the search for two especially good sites, and in the Park instance info on specific tools.
Either way you will need a 14mm socket, a crank extractor (not enough room for the pin spanner w/out removing crank arm)pin spanner and hook spanner, or pay a shop a few bucks to do the adjustment.
There's no such thing as a routine repair.
Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.
If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.
Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!
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