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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 06-30-07, 01:54 PM   #1
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When to replace BB?

I disassembled my bike to clean it and I'm suspicious I need a new BB. If I spin the crank slowly it seems like there are ruts where the crank wants to stop. I don't remember if it was like that when I installed it about 2 years ago. Does it need to be replaced?

I'm hoping that I do need a new BB because I have been hearing a mystery clicking/taping noise. Replacing it might solve the noise. It happens when I'm biking uphill or going over a rough road. I'm pretty sure it's only when I'm putting a lot of stress on the crank. It's not a rhythmic sound, though not completely irregular either. I don't think it's the chain ring because it seems tight enough.

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replace it you will feel better about it
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I had a giant perigee with biopace rings that seemed to tear up a BB in short order.
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