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checking bearings on a ceramic GXP BB

paul_mckpaul_mck Posts: 1,058
edited June 2012 in Workshop
Hi all just got a second hand SRAM Ceramic BB and wanted to check it was ok. One side (drive side) is silk smooth absolutely no resistance whatsoever. On the non drive side I can feel a tiny bit of notchyness when spinning the bearing with my fingers.

Is this normal? Acceptable? Or just to be expected from a 2nd hand BB?

Appreciate any advice thanks.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    pull the covers off and give them a clean and regrease. if the notchyness is still there then it is damaged.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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