King of the Hipsters
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bend, Oregon
Bikes: Realm Cycles Custom
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The Bottom Bracket on my three month old Pista has developed an occasional squeak in a portion of the spin.
I ride in a lot of wet and crud, and given the bargain basement price of a Pista, it would not surprise me if the BB started to fail early; although, some people on this forum have reported several years service out of their Pista's BB.
Assuming a failing BB, when the time comes to fix it, do I just change the cartidge bearings or do I get a whole new, higher quality BB?
I have an excellent chain line right now, and I don't want to do anything that would cost me that good chain line.
If I replaced my present BB with an upgrade, which BB, dimensionally, would give me the same interface with my crank and thus preserve my chainline?
If I can accomplish the same thing by replacing the bearing cartridges with something better, why not do that instead?
Have I sufficiently revealed my ignorance?