My 2 year old Hope BB has started making a clicking noise under load. Well, it’s either that or my knee. I’m happy to pop the old pair of bearings out and pop a new pair in. What a price though? £20 a bearing if I go for the Hope branded option!!
Are these S71806 bearings specific to Hope, or is it a generic 30mm bearing? Anyone know of any alternative brands, of decent quality, but not quite so eye-watering expensive?
Based on my experience with the 24mm versions, they do get crap in them over time. Give them a good clean and a regrease and they work quite happily again. (oh, and replace the outer seal if that’s worn too).
We’ve got at least 4 of them in the house, possibly 1 or 2 more. I think the newest is 6 years old, the oldest maybe 10. All are on the original bearings.