So I order one of those Rose bikes cheap XTR external BB"s. Its done only 3 months / 1000k use.
Last week it was literally crunching at every turning of the pedals, the harder I pushed, the worse the noise/feeling through the pedals, making the same noise at the same position of the cranks. So I thinks its a duff one, order a replacement £12 XT from Rose.
Today, its all a bit stiff and I have to free it by rotating the cranks backwards. However, once I did that, and throughout the following ride (i didnt bother changing it), its as smooth as silk, no noise or crunching feeling (in fact nothing to feel whatsoever) through the cranks.
Whats going on eh?