Possible to extend Bottom Bracket life with some grease?
I ride in wet weather/snow quite a bit, and my BB tends to go quite often. I usually have my LBS replace it every spring and fall in each bike. So as I am getting ready for another winter (I know it's only August 1!) I was wondering if possibly smothering the area around the bb on each end with grease or some sort of water sealant would prevent water from penetrating at least as much as it does under normal conditions (i.e. if I don't do anything). I always fan my bikes in the garage after every wet ride, and it does help to prevent the grinding noise in bb from appearing as soon as it could otherwise, but I was thinking maybe there are better ways short of installing really expensive very high-end brackets. Any advice for this relative mechanical newbie?
Last edited by pomor; 08-01-10 at 04:59 PM.