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Stiff bottom bracket

muzzle1muzzle1 Posts: 21
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all. I've not used my Cube Acid for few weeks, and when I spun the cranks yesterday it felt as if the bottom bracket was really stiff. Not grinding or rough, just a little bit seized up. I gave the cranks a good spin, which seemed to ease it, but it's still not turning as freely as it did before this period of inactivity. Is there anything I can do with lube or spray to free it up a bit, or is it safe to assume it'll ease up further when it gets a good spin on my next ride? Thanks.

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  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    give it a good clean, is it an external type bb? if so can you take the crank off and clean and lube.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    How do you lube SEALED bearings? Never seen external BB's with anything but sealed!

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    How do you lube SEALED bearings? Never seen external BB's with anything but sealed!

    Simon

    Fair comment, but you can regrease sealed bearings, (although I wouldn't recommend doing it if your inexperienced at fettling)
    Finished, Check out my custom Giant Reign 2010
    Dirt Jumper Dmr Sidekick2
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