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Old 01-09-06, 11:44 PM   #1
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Finally taking bike in for repair

Taking my Mountain bike in tommorow to replace some things. I am replacing the BB bearing and there are a few different one's to choose from. I can go with the Shimano which I think is standard on my bike, or with something that is higher class. I also havent done anything with the front hub [ WHEEL ] so there's still some roughness coming from it. I guess I have to replace the whole wheel because I cant replace the Hub on my Alex rims, well this is what I was told anyway. I want to know what bearing to get, and what I should do about the Hub.

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Old 01-11-06, 11:58 PM   #2
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? Still never got it in. I think it will be going in, in the morning.
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When you say bb bearing your talking about the whole bottom bracket right? why are you replacing it, is something wrong with it?
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Do you have to replace the whole thing? I called the local shop and all they said is they have the bearing in stock. They have the basic shimano and better. I guess that means the whole thing?
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Aren't bbs sealed? I would think(I have limited knowledge) that you replace the entire thing. I don't see why you care about having a "higher end" bb. Its not that important, all I can think of is a weight savings, just make sure you get the correct size and one that will work with your crank.
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Aren't bbs sealed? I would think(I have limited knowledge) that you replace the entire thing. I don't see why you care about having a "higher end" bb. Its not that important, all I can think of is a weight savings, just make sure you get the correct size and one that will work with your crank.
Ya, i also thought, that most mtn bikes these days have the cartridge style BB's. If you have to replace the BB, I wouldn't think that there would that many choices cause the BB would have to be compatible w/ your cranks.

What exactly is wrong w/ your hub? Have you tried just taking it all apart, getting new ball bearings and re packing it?
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No, I am just going to take it in. Its obvious that I dont know enough about what is wrong with the bike. I was told that there was some roughness with the front Hub and that it was irreplaceable, meaning I would have to get a new wheel with the hub. I would think that that the BB is a sealed unit. Does $21 CND sound to cheap for a BB replacement. Oh yeah I really dont know that is wrong thats why I am taking it to the shop. I do know that there's roughness when pedding that appears to be coming from the BB area. I have checked over the bike really good and the roughness isnt coming from the chain and gears so I could only hope its the BB.

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Funny thing is, I just had a similar problem just 2 days ago. My crankset went crooked and is spinning barely with alot of resistance. I took it in and the bb needed to be replaced. Just take it in and ask for their help in finding the correct bb.
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For sure.

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Pull the bearings in the hub and inspect the races, take a ball to the lbs, buy new (count) replace with new balls and repack with bearing grease.
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105

"Does $21 CND sound to cheap for a BB replacement"
A little, doubt it's shimano.
TH industries likely. They are o.k.
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