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    Do I NEED the plastic spindle guard for my sugino 75 bb??

    Do I need it? I figure as long as I make sure I regularly service it there should be no problem... what do you think?

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    Not needed, but makes the bike look complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    Not needed, but makes the bike look complete.
    Huh? It resides inside the BB shell....you can't see it.

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    Sorry, I thought he was talking about the crank bolt dust cap.

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    im pretty sure you'd need a compression bolt as well.

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    It keeps the bearings on the races and doesn't let them fall in to the center of the bb shell. I think?

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    Like in picture A in this photo: http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2859/8abc1yb.jpg

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    spindle keeps the bearings in the cups. you dont need that plastic piece but itll keep water out

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    it will keep any crap falling into the bearings from inside the frame it kinda provides a sealed environment for your BB

    you could leave it out but it would ultimately be foolish.... and pointless

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    can u buy just this piece anywhere?

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    Keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneeeerow View Post
    can u buy just this piece anywhere?

    $1.95 at Harris Cyclery

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    This thread has more dumb answers than usual for BF - good job guys.
    OP - it's really only needed if you have a drainage hole or cutout on the BB shell; the idea is that water that gets in through the bottom will hit the sleeve and drain out again without coming in contact with the grease and bearings and all that. So, not necessary but definitely handy if you ride on the street, in the rain, and have a drilled shell.
    It's pretty easy to insert by hand, and remove with a needle-nose plier if needed.

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