[CR]Bent Spindle?

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

From: Carb7008@cs.com
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 00:43:13 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Bent Spindle?

After disassembly I found the right crank bearing retainer trashed...undoubtedly a source of my BB problems. I'm thinking of just replacing with balls sans retainer. Is it a good idea to run without the ball-bearing in the bottom-bracket?

Jack Romans
Sacramento, CA