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09-13-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A small rant or eye opening- Often we reply with...

A small rant or eye opening- Often we reply with advice that is based on what we would have done when the bike was bought or initially assembled. for BBs this is stuff like plenty of grease, good...
09-13-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I've replaced a few BB's due to wear. I notice...

I've replaced a few BB's due to wear.
I notice by an annoying click under load.
Swap out the pedals first since it's easier, if the click doesn't go away, then BB swap.
Usually 10k miles for me...
09-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By HillRider

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a...

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a guarantee that the cups/cartridge will remove without any drama.
09-13-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By pdlamb

How about 16-25,000 miles? Those were on bikes...

How about 16-25,000 miles? Those were on bikes that were ridden in all kinds of weather (commuting and touring). Both cartridge BBs, both "frozen" into frame, both took a month of penetrating oil...
09-13-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Iride01

I probably have never kept a bike long enough to...

I probably have never kept a bike long enough to come close to wearing out a BB and I certainly don't ride a lot during any year. Lucky to get 3000 miles a year. I imagine many that put serious...
09-13-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By alcjphil

I have, back in the days when I was commuting up...

I have, back in the days when I was commuting up to 9000 km per year in all kinds of weather conditions
09-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And I suspect you have never worked in a bike...

And I suspect you have never worked in a bike shop doing repairs. Just yesterday I replaced a BB on a customer's 20ish year old Trek road bike because the axle spun roughly. This was a cartridge unit...
09-13-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Iride01

If it's a cartrige bearing or external cups I'd...

If it's a cartrige bearing or external cups I'd probably just replace the entire BB. If old style separate spindle, bearings and cups, then I'd replace whichever needed it.

However....

Never...
09-13-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Barry2

Some cartridge bearing bottom brackets permit...

Some cartridge bearing bottom brackets permit bearing removal/replacement.
Better ones are designed for that very level of serviceability.
Others donít have enough space inside to get a puller in...
09-13-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Technically the bearings are the complete system...

Technically the bearings are the complete system that allows good rotation. So a "bearing" has an inner surface (cone) that the rolling elements travel on, an outer surface doing the same (cup) and...
09-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Crankycrank

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have...

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have will help find an answer.
09-13-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Mr. 66

I guess it would start with, how does it spin?...

I guess it would start with, how does it spin? Second would be disassembled, cleaned, and inspected. If the rolling surfaces are smooth the bracket is fine, bearing are probably good, inspect the...
08-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Harold74

I'm a poor expert on this subject so do...

I'm a poor expert on this subject so do prioritize other responses over mine. That said, I've struggled mightily with this same issue and feel that I've learned a few things of value the hard way. ...
08-29-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By 79pmooney

Two thoughts on Simple Green. 1) the factory...

Two thoughts on Simple Green. 1) the factory grease is deep inside the rollers and hardest places to get lubrication to. We have no means to get anything like it that deep. Simple Green strips it...
08-29-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought also. I replace when 12" of...

My first thought also. I replace when 12" of chain "stretches" to 12-1/16", measured front of pin to front of pin. (Don't bother trying to estimate the centers.) Many chains show roller wear (or...
08-28-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By CliffordK

It looks like a couple of the valleys are...

It looks like a couple of the valleys are elongated a bit, so there is some wear. The greatest wear is usually at 90 degrees off from where the crank arms are.

But, I typically just go by actual...
08-27-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Iride01

Is it giving you issues with the chain skipping...

Is it giving you issues with the chain skipping over it when you put some power into the pedals to accelerate hard?

I don't see a lot of wear. Why don't you compare it to a pic of a brand new set...
08-27-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By HelpSingularity

Great question. I have often wondered that...

Great question. I have often wondered that myself. Glad to see some input from the hivemind on this subject.:thumb:
08-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By adamrice

I've got the kLite light+charger combo. The light...

I've got the kLite light+charger combo. The light is very bright, and when it's not on, it can easily keep electronics charged. Depending on how fast you're going and the exact kLite model, it can...
08-26-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By KerryIrons

Worn chain rings can indeed accelerate chain...

Worn chain rings can indeed accelerate chain wear. So can using a chain checker accelerate perceived chain wear. Just use a ruler. A ruler is much more accurate than most chain checkers. Even...
08-22-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Germany_chris

I used and reused quick links 10-15 years ago, I...

I used and reused quick links 10-15 years ago, I also used and reused quick links 25-30 years ago
08-22-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By roadcrankr

...and perhaps add that prompt chain replacements...

...and perhaps add that prompt chain replacements will increase life of all drivetrain pieces.
The silver lining with his worn small ring is that it costs far less than the big ring. lol
08-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By KerryIrons

Agree that the small ring is worn or "starting to...

Agree that the small ring is worn or "starting to go." It looks like the OP is spending all their time on the small ring. This is why, when possible, it is better to use the big ring and therefore...
08-22-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By andrewclaus

The few times I've been able to wear one out I...

The few times I've been able to wear one out I noticed excessive drive train noise that didn't go away with oiling.

From the photo, I'd suspect the small chainring. It looks like the teeth are...
08-21-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mtracer

I have always assumed that single use meant, on a...

I have always assumed that single use meant, on a single chain. This makes sense as both the chain and link will wear over time. Therefore do not reuse on a new chain. Perhaps I have this wrong, but...
08-21-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsbrantjr

I keep new ones as spares; I would be too...

I keep new ones as spares; I would be too lazy/forgetful to take the worn link out and replace it when I get home. I also have a little piece of coat hanger wire bent into a double hook tool to hold...
08-21-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By HillRider

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I...

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I keep used links with my on-bike tool kits as an emergency repair part if a chain is damaged during a ride. It only has to be good enough to get me...
08-21-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By oldbobcat

With a new chain on the bike, apply pressure with...

With a new chain on the bike, apply pressure with the crank. If you see daylight between the fronts of the teeth and the backs of the chain links at the top of the ring, it's time for a new one.
08-21-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html
08-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By oldbobcat

I've always reused them. Some are directional,...

I've always reused them. Some are directional, especially with 10-speed and greater. Make sure to get the direction correct.
08-21-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By dsbrantjr

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one...

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one chain" and toss both when worn. IIRC there was some patent or another which kept folks from advertising reuseable links, calling them single-use...
08-21-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Aardwolf

Using a KMC 8 speed chain here, still using the...

Using a KMC 8 speed chain here, still using the original "missing link" after about 1k miles.
Still hard to remove after about 10 times.
08-21-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am very paranoid, and I re-use my Shimano links...

I am very paranoid, and I re-use my Shimano links for the life of the chain. So far, I have never had a problem.

From a product liability standpoint, they have nothing to lose by telling you to...
08-21-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By Crankycrank

I generally get around 10K miles on a KMC 10sp...

I generally get around 10K miles on a KMC 10sp link with multiple chains and works out to around 20+ remove/replaces. I change it when slight grooves from wear show up in the inside of the link....
08-21-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By '02 nrs

wrap a new chain around the ring & compare how...

wrap a new chain around the ring & compare how much movement the chain moves when holding the ends tight.compare to a new chainring.
08-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By sweeks

Agree about Wippermann. I use KMC chains on my...

Agree about Wippermann. I use KMC chains on my folder, and it says not to re-use it but as the chain path involves only one front and one rear sprocket (IGH), I figure there's less likelihood of the...
08-21-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By masi61

Wippermann Connex are multiple use. Not sure...

Wippermann Connex are multiple use. Not sure about KMC or Shimano.
08-21-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By dedhed

Depends on the link. Some say 1 use, some 1 use...

Depends on the link. Some say 1 use, some 1 use means the life of the chain. I've always done life of the chain running 9-10 speed SRAM chains and throw the old one in my bag as a spare when...
08-21-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,082
Posted By guy153

I reuse them, seems to be OK. 10 speed is the...

I reuse them, seems to be OK. 10 speed is the newest fangled on any of my bikes though. The 9 speed ones you were officially allowed to reuse.
08-19-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Mr. 66

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I just opened this one, this one is great. Silent smooth.

I have another...
08-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By HillRider

No question that Phil, and everyone else in the...

No question that Phil, and everyone else in the bicycle industry, is buying and repackaging their greases, oils, chain lubes, etc. using existing commercial products from large chemical/oil...
08-17-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By byscott

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I...

At the risk of inciting a furor (which, truly, I am NOT trying to do):

I think Phil Wood grease is an excellent product and it always worked very well for me. But I doubt that Phil Wood has Grease...
08-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By HillRider

Phils. Readily available, very durable,...

Phils. Readily available, very durable, excellent bearing life, very water resistant and not too viscous so bearing drag is minimal. It's a bit costly in small tubes compared to generic big box...
08-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By smd4

Used to use Phil's exclusively until I discovered...

Used to use Phil's exclusively until I discovered the longevity of Shimano/Dura Ace Special Grease. I still have my tube of Phil's though.
08-16-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By easyupbug

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and...

Remember you asked. I have a lot of bikes and retired so helping in the community so I use the best type grease for people who may not be fastidious (or as I have seen not careful at all) in cleaning...
08-15-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By etherhuffer

Marine grease or SuperLube.

Marine grease or SuperLube.
08-15-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By GamblerGORD53

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the...

For my bikes it was Krazy Grease. But then the buggers went out of business and my jar is empty.
So far I tried 2 and their both miserable failures at not being washed out by motor oil. >> Park...
08-15-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy...

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy cleaning out and repacking before anything bad happens:) Andy
08-15-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By veganbikes

Just go for Phil Wood it is always good stuff. Or...

Just go for Phil Wood it is always good stuff. Or don't there are tons of grease options out there and probably many of them just fine.
08-15-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By squirtdad

not ins this case you will get about a billion...

not ins this case you will get about a billion opinions, from possom fat to 30 year old aged white lithium :)

I prefer Phil's Waterproof. Unless you have lots and lots of bikes and wheel a tube...
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