· Game on, b*tches!
I just bought a new crank and BB. I usually install them myself but since the new one is an external BB and I don't have the tool, I was going to have my LBS do it for me. $20, not abig deal. then they asked if I wanted it faced etc. I asked if it was necessary. they said "yes". (Of course they did; $25 more.) So I bagged it. Is it really necessary to do that? I had it done when the bike was new, but I've changed several BB's since than and not had it done with no ill effects....