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eccentric bb creaking... is this a problem? please help, other forums have not
i posted this in the mechanics forum as well as ss/fixed gear and got no response. maybe this is too stupid of a question... i don't think it is, but i guess it's possible. and since i can't search:
so i'm new to this whole eccentric bb thing (or they're new to me), not sure if this is a problem or just a normal quirk. the frame is a gary fisher rig. i'm going on a longish multi-day ride at the end of the month and i want to make sure this thing is tip top. i only have maybe a few hundred miles on it.
anyway, when i'm pedaling hard out of the saddle, and especially when climbing, it creaks rather loudly with EVERY pedal stroke (right and left). i put a piece of tape going from the bb itself to the bb shell and slit it along the seam. it hasn't rotated at all in 50 miles or so, so i know it's in there solid. the way these things are secured in there i can easily imagine why it would creak, i'm just not sure if that's normal.
so it's not causing me any problems other than being noisy. should i be concerned and/or is there anything i can do about it?
...and while i'm here, i have a 3/32 chain and i want to bring some extras for a potential repair. the chain is a "KMC Z51 Rust Buster," and i'm thinking i should bring extra links and/or master links. what kind of master link can i buy that's compatible?