Fran & Nanette
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ridin' 'round the corner in Winslow, AZ
Bikes: Gary Fisher Wingra, 30 yr old KHS Mountain Bike, Used Yakima traile
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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.