I've started lending a hand at a local bike recyclery and am struggling a bit with the perceived correct balance between cost/waste saving and...doing things right.
Currently debating with a 'senior' colleague whether pic attached shows unacceptable wear (to left side in pic). He says we can just slap some new bearings in, whereas I think it looks knackered and needs a new unit. The existing one is old, Chinese and made of cheese, and the bike was brought in with play in the BB.
I'm not currently on site so haven't seen state of cups etc and I'm probably not going to start arguing with people after just starting out there, but I just wanted to know if I'm wrong to be bothered ?
Don't mind being wrong, as if it means a working bike for those that don't necessary have a bunch to spend then it's all good. Just not what I'm used to.