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Expected price for BB sevice?

Postby Sveky » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:59 am

My BB is creaking just wondering what i should expect to pay to have it re-lubed at my LBS :?:
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by BNA » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:12 pm

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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:12 pm

Clarence St in the city has published rates for their workshop.

http://www.cyclery.com.au/workshops-bic ... vice-rates

I would consider that to be the upper limit.
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Postby Sveky » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:35 pm

Cheers sogood, nice find too... interesting to see the rates for individual components :D

O'haul adjustable b.b. $40 seems reasonable :o

- mates rates :wink:
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Postby rustychisel » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:36 pm

Well, they're certainly not going to get rich with those prices but I tend to gag at the cost... not to go off point here, but if you've any mechanical nouse and think you'll be cycling for a few years their price guide is great incentive to buy the specific tools and some grease, read up online manuals and do your own servicing. Otherwise, yeah, I agree with what he said.
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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42 pm

I agree. $40 should be enough to get you all the tools you need for BB service if you choose wisely eg. eBay and other places. It's not rocket science but just be prepared to get your hands dirty and supply some elbow grease.
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:01 pm

You could buy the removal tool and do the job yourself. It's not that difficult and it could be handy to have the skill for future.
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Postby Sveky » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:54 pm

yeah was looking ito it today aswell.

Most probably do it myself next time. :D

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3785

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3784

Heh works out around 40 dollars delivered 8)
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Postby thomas_cho » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:06 pm

Those BB cups dont really have serviceble bearings. They are "sealed".
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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:17 pm

Depends on what equipment we are talking about doesn't it?
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Postby Sveky » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:57 pm

thomas_cho wrote:Those BB cups dont really have serviceble bearings. They are "sealed".


Its most likely re-install and grease spindle surfaces to try and eliminate the small creaking noise. ( I hoping its coming from there. I’ve eliminated all other elements that might be responsible )
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Postby MountGower » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:48 pm

Sveky

Sometimes you can lever open the seal and regrease the bearing and clip the seal back on.
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Postby Hawkeye » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:53 pm

MountGower wrote:Sveky

Sometimes you can lever open the seal and regrease the bearing and clip the seal back on.

Usually, unless done immediately the noise appears, the bearings are shot anyway and this is an exercise is extendnig the inevitable by a few weeks only.

If it's a creaking noise it's usually because the BB retention cap isn't quite tight enough.
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Postby Sveky » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:33 am

j.r.hawkins wrote:If it's a creaking noise it's usually because the BB retention cap isn't quite tight enough.


Im hoping its something like this. The Bike is only 5 months old so the chances of a BB being catus already would be slim.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:37 am

What is causing the noise can be deceptive. Many BB noises are actually a noise from somewhere else.
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:09 pm

XT BB's which are nearly identical have a habit of collapsing with in weeks!.But if you find the right mechanic the bearings are easy enough to replace...not that shimano want you to know that.I am getting some ceramics fitted to a spare dura ace cup set...mmmmm :D
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Postby Hawkeye » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:13 pm

mikesbytes wrote:What is causing the noise can be deceptive. Many BB noises are actually a noise from somewhere else.

+1.

Like saddles! :oops: :lol:
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Postby stryker84 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:18 pm

j.r.hawkins wrote:Like saddles! :oops: :lol:

And seatposts... :oops:
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Postby sogood » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:28 pm

stryker84 wrote:And seatposts... :oops:

And frame... :oops:
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:54 pm

sogood wrote:And frame... :oops:


Rear wheel

[next please]
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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:03 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
sogood wrote:And frame... :oops:


Rear wheel

[next please]


Cockroaches in the ear!....
No just campag freewheel :lol:
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