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 Post subject: External BB question
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:09 am 
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I think the BB on my boardman is on its way out. when i hold the crank vertically the arms will move back and forth about 1-2mm is this normal or is it worn?

Bike is 11 months old and done 1800 miles.

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No it's not worn - it's just not fitted properly.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:41 am 
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how do you mean?
Thats how it came from the factory and the play has only appeared over the last couple of rides.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Which type BB is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:30 pm 
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That's how mine wears when the bearings have too much side load, it has gone early but not by much.

External BB's don't seem to be as durable as older styles - you can just replace the bearings if it is a nice one, but if it is a cheapy replace the lot.

Hope ones last longer in than shimano in my experience.

Superstars now do one with angular bearings to reduce the side load issues.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:47 pm 
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I agree about EBBs, 'they' haven't quite cracked durability yet. The top end ones such as Hope etc, are all great in a very sexy / light / colourful way, but the sealed s/taper BB is such a classic in terms of fit & forget and was such a progression from cotterless then cup & cone. I'll be quiet now :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:54 am 
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Thanks for the replies and sorry for the late comeback, The type i'm not to sure of but its attached to a set of Truvativ stylo cranks if thats any help?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:55 am 
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its a truvative exo bb and they are pants. halfords will probably replace it under warranty, but only with the same again. i would upgrade to a hope or ask if you can pay the difference to up grade at halfords.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:03 am 
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Halfords wont touch it, they say its not covered under warranty because its down to wear and tear :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:33 am 
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how old is the bike? if less than a year, phone their customer services and bitch and moan. new bb within a week.


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