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  • Will I die – bike "fixing" BB bearing content
  • dan1980
    Member

    In attempting to fix the slight grind on my bottom bracket, I’ve taken out the angular contact bearing to give it a good clean and re-grease.

    In the process, I’ve accidentally removed the “cage” holding the bearings in place between the races. I can’t get this cage back on, so the bearings are rolling loose inside the race. If I roll it round long enough, they all congregate together, and then there’s a lot of play between the inner and outer race.

    Do you think I’ll die if I use this for one (shortish – 10 mile) ride tomorrow until I can get a new bearing set or am I likely to fubar my bottom bracket and crankset?

    stuey
    Member

    If the bearing faces are disposable – what’s the worse that can happen – can you chuck a few more in for good measure(not too many though)

    But if they can come into contact with ‘expensive’ bits I’d be wary.

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