I have had it with shitty quality and retarded design outboard bottom brackets.
Old sq taper BB's used to last years. Outboard bearings last what? 6 months maybe if you disassemble the crank assembly every ride and clean behind the seal? What **** designed this system exactly?
Having said all that, I should point out I have only used Hope, and not Shimano. I now have no Hope in Hope bottom brackets. Are the Shimano ones as bad as Hope? Seriously, those little plastic discs that Hope claim are seals are totally inadequate protection against crud.
I now realise that a bearing seized and polished a little strip on my crank spindle.. the spindle must have been spinning in the inner race, so I assume the crank will need replacing?
This bike was never ridden off road.
What kind of shit is this?
Why have things gone backwards? Why are bottom brackets so shit these days?
Are Hope bottom brackets just shit compared to Shimano?
What exactly was wrong with sq taper?