Q1, Could my bottom bracket shell need facing and be causing my bottom bracket to creak? I'm clutching at straws here having lubed or replaced every conceivable part of the bike including all frame bearings and bushes. Iv also noticed that one side of the BB is impossible to remove (It will go when I find an extension bar to fit the BB tool) despite having only been fitted 3 months and copper greased. Its a good quality hope BB that is old but not given me problems on other bikes.
Q2, Why is facing ever necessary - surely this should be part of the manufacturing process......?