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I've noticed a dead spot in the BB where it slows, rubs, hangs, whatever word I'm looking for. Almost like when your wheel rubs the brake pad in a spot. Just feels like it needs a good lube.
It's not that bad, but I know it's costing me energy. I sprayed some Tri-flow teflon around the edges and that didn't smooth it out. I've never pulled a BB out, so I don't really know what it looks like. Is there anything I can do with this or do I need a new one? Also I don't notice any ballbearing rattle or anything so I don't think it's shot.
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I've noticed a dead spot in the BB where it slows, rubs, hangs, whatever word I'm looking for. Almost like when your wheel rubs the brake pad in a spot. Just feels like it needs a good lube.
It's not that bad, but I know it's costing me energy. I sprayed some Tri-flow teflon around the edges and that didn't smooth it out. I've never pulled a BB out, so I don't really know what it looks like. Is there anything I can do with this or do I need a new one? Also I don't notice any ballbearing rattle or anything so I don't think it's shot.
thanks.
Most BB's use seald bearings, thus there is no maintenance you can do to them other than throw away and buy a new one.
 
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