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    XT HT11 BB very tight to push around...

    I've decided to ride my Terk EX bouncing bike tomorrow but when I came to put my one functioning pair of pedals it's incredibly hard to push around...

    No clunking or grinding just really bloody hard to push.

    To be fair the bike is still covered in mud and the chain is rusty that normally just rubs off after a ride, can I just pour a load of chain oil in the BB to spin things up do you reckon?
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    Sounds a bit strange. The times I've had problems with ht2 bb's have been where they are grindly and stiff - taking them apart off and prising the seals off the bearings has usually revealed a rusted slime where the bearings are. I've usually flushed them out a regreased to give a bit more life but they don't last long. Could the bearings have seized?

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    Just removed the cranks...looks like the non drive side is seized tight so the tight feeling is the axle rotating in the BB...Sprayed a load of GT85 in there..see if it free's up!

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    GT85 will help short term, if it can get past the seals but it'll wash out what grease is left.

    Drop it in some 100c water to soften the plastic seals the prise them out, glean and regrease.

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    Arse...tried to prise off the plastic but I snapped the thing...It did however, reveal a somewhat brown sludge...

    Still I've got it spinning, I'll just have to replace it soon.

    I'll run it till it breaks and then I promise not to pressure wash my bikes or leave them neglected for months at a time :-(

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    I think Hope should give you stuff to test, sounds like a harsh regime down south (west)

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    I had to move the Yeti yesterday to assemble the final bits on the HT. Stiff & graunchy headset bearings :-/

    Loosened as I wobbled the bars about but still, its not really been caked in cack, just not ridden since March.

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    60Km on the aforementioned bottom bracket ended in it's death!

    What are the bearings on the Yeti? For my Plastic Trek I went to a bearing importer at the local industrial estate and bought ceramics at a fraction of the cost of bike industry bearings.

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    Chris King has the answer....

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    ...I was hoping for sensible answers like Dylans...just buy a 9.99 Deore one it's lasted me 5 years :-/

    I don't want to extend the mortgage for a CK or Hope job!
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    That was Also aimed at Stanley.

    I get 2/3 years out of all mine despite lack of maintenance/cleaning ans of asional use of pressurised water when I finally do. In fact, the Inbred's has the same one since '07 & still feels fine this morning despite the fact it's been left outside for the last 72 hours in't rain.

    There's usually a deal to be had from places like Rosebikes such as XT for a tenner so they really aren't worth faffing with.

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    I think the xtr's are only 16/17 from rosebikes. I fitted a hope ceramic when I first got the yeti and it was fine, then when I got an xtr chainset compared it to the xtr bb which seemed to spin much more freely so swapped it for the hope (was secondhand so comparable). The xtr one has lasted a year now with no issues so it'll be the same again when it gives up the ghost - 17 vs 87 is a considerable difference.

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    Ooh, that does look cheap...

    I might have a gander round the rest of the shop...XTR bottom bracket...that's really quite extravagant for me :-)

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    You know these Hope Jobbies...

    Can you swap out the bearings?

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    That's the point

    Plus there's a labyrinth seal that you pack with grease, should last forever if maintained.

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    maintained...

    What is this word of which you speak?

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    I did chuckle a bit as I typed

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