Sorry about this - my first post on this forum and it's a BB question which I'm sure you are all fed up with but here goes; I have an Orange Speedwork S, bought almost a year ago and ridden about five or six hours a week mostly on forestry roads/bridleways/towpaths etc. The BB (a RaceFace X-type, shell measures 68mm across) has started creaking when climbing hills and looking around cycling forums it seems they don't have a very good reputation. The dealer has said it's a service issue not a warranty issue. I had the same problem with my last bike (Cannondale CAADX with a BB30). I don't know much about bikes but I have a long background in electronic/light mechanical engineering and am reasonably handy. I would like to buy a good quality replacement (Hope Tech possibly?) and henceforth be independently able to maintain my own BB. It's confusing though, isn't it? Until I bought the Cannondale I had no idea that BB problems were so pervasive and absolutely no idea that there were so many variations in style and dimensions. I don't mind stumping up for a decent BB and whatever tool it needs but obviously I don't want to pfaff around ordering something that doesn't fit. Any advice greatly appreciated.