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    Senior Member thenathanator's Avatar
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    When to replace BB?

    I disassembled my bike to clean it and I'm suspicious I need a new BB. If I spin the crank slowly it seems like there are ruts where the crank wants to stop. I don't remember if it was like that when I installed it about 2 years ago. Does it need to be replaced?

    I'm hoping that I do need a new BB because I have been hearing a mystery clicking/taping noise. Replacing it might solve the noise. It happens when I'm biking uphill or going over a rough road. I'm pretty sure it's only when I'm putting a lot of stress on the crank. It's not a rhythmic sound, though not completely irregular either. I don't think it's the chain ring because it seems tight enough.
    Last edited by thenathanator; 06-30-07 at 03:25 PM.
    Yes, I can ride it.
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    Senior Member refry's Avatar
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    replace it you will feel better about it

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    I had a giant perigee with biopace rings that seemed to tear up a BB in short order.

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