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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 11-17-11, 11:53 AM   #1
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New Skinny Benny - Crank Bearing Question

My beloved bride bought me a new single-speed/fixie Skinny Benny this week. I have been wanting to add a single-speed for errands etc. for some time and our (relatively) LBS had a Skinny Benny that seemed like just what the Dr. Ordered.

With less than 10 miles so far, I am happy with the bike. However I have a question of a quasi-mechanical bent.

In going over the bike I discovered that there are no dust covers on either side of the bottom bracket. I can see the bearings - grease and all - just by bending over. Is this normal? I have never had a bike with exposed bearings. I'm afraid it might be a significant problem over time. not to mention during the dirty-windy weather we oftentimes experience here in sunny Winslow, AZ.
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Old 11-17-11, 12:58 PM   #2
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Yeah, that sucks. You can replace it a fairly cheap and reliable Shimano cartridge BB
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Old 11-17-11, 08:30 PM   #3
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Shimano Un-54. Those things are pretty cheap, and a lot of people use them for years at a time.
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