Hey guys. Two weeks ago I went for a 60 mile ride on my ss. I got onto the last 20 mile stretch and my BB started squeaking. When I got back I took it to my LBS and had him look at it. Turns out I had a bad BB and he replaced the bearings. I chalked it up as wear and tear and was happy to have it fixed for $20. Well Saturday I rode a century. The first 30 mile everything was fine, and then I started hearing the familiar squeak again. I have not taken my bike into the LBS yet on account of two weeks of vacation leaving me broke, but I am wondering if maybe I am damaging my BB due to lots of torque being applied to it on climbs. I live in a rather hilly area, generally every road has a slight incline or decline and we have plenty of roads that have short periods of very steep grade.
On the 60m ride I rode a 10% grade for 4 miles and on the 100m I rode a 15% for 3.5 miles with a total gain of 5000+ feet.
If I only rode here in CT I think I'd be okay, but I go to school in VA on the side of the Appalachians and so I have a tremendous amount of incline to deal with there. D you think my squeak could be on account of the high torque being applied on the climbs? If so, could you recommend a solution, such as a BB designed for ss or for climbs?