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Old 07-06-06, 07:56 PM
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Bottom Bracket

I had a weird clicking noise coming from the cartridge bottom bracket, dropped some chain lube into the BB from the left side, and that quieted it down.

Question, is the BB pooched, or is it something else, that I should worry about sooner?
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Old 07-07-06, 10:13 AM
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why not take it out and grease the threads and inspect everything?
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Old 07-07-06, 03:05 PM
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why not take it out and grease the threads and inspect everything?
I don't have the tools to do it

If it stays quiet, I'll get the LBS to check it in the off season....
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where do you live? maybe there is a local bike co-op?
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is there any slack in the b/bracket if you hold the end of the cranks& move them side to side ? if there is & its a cartridge type its more than likely nearly time expired !
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
where do you live? maybe there is a local bike co-op?
Toronto, ON, CA
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there MUST be a bike co-op in toronto. I bet if you post a thread in the Singlespeed/Fixed Gear forum, somebody will reply and tell you what's up. a lot of communitarian DIY people frequent in there.
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Originally Posted by greywolf
is there any slack in the b/bracket if you hold the end of the cranks& move them side to side ? if there is & its a cartridge type its more than likely nearly time expired !
Everything seems tight, I was guessing maybe a dry or busted bearing was causing the noise, after the lubing it got quieter and pedal effort seemed to drop.

The debate at this point, is the LBS will probably charge me an hours labour to pull it out, and check it, and put it back together , should I just tell them to pull it out, and stick a new one in. Should I spend the money on a crank and bottom bracket tool, and refering to my bike maintenance for idiots book, and pull it apart myself in the off season??
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last option for me ! If its OK,leave it for now ,if it starts makeing a noise again , lubricate it some more ! Its not too technical to repace if you have the tool ,just remember one side has a left-hand thread !
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