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05-11-2004, 05:45 PM #1
Help my crankset keeps coming loose
So I installed my new cranks but after about 2 hours of riding they both keep coming loose so i retighten the screws but that isn't that effective and I don't want to strip the threads on the bottom bracket, WWMD?Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care
Days on snow 12/13 season: 65
05-11-2004, 05:56 PM #2
Bring it to your bikeshop and have them install it the right way.I was amazed at how light and fluffy the powdery snow was and at how the challenge never ended.
-Charles Kelly, CT
05-11-2004, 10:06 PM #3
Re: Help my crankset keeps coming loose
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ak_powder_monkey
So I installed my new cranks but after about 2 hours of riding they both keep coming loose so i retighten the screws but that isn't that effective and I don't want to strip the threads on the bottom bracket, WWMD? [/QUOTE
did you use loc-tite or grease or something to lube the bolts? Is your bottom bracket properly installed? things to checksmoke crack and worship satan
05-15-2004, 07:02 PM #4
What kind of crank/bb are you using? If they keep coming loose after you've tightened them, sounds like one or both is fucked. Either that or you have crap components...I had a similar problem with an RaceFace Prodigy ISIS bb, switched to a Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH and not a peep
As said before, use grease on the spindles and the bolts, and don't be afraid to crank down on the bolts.
05-16-2004, 10:59 AM #5
AKPM: Do you have an isis BB/ crank setup or an old square taper? If you have the square taper you need to buy or my preference acquire a crank puller. Blue park one are nice. Use this to pull the crank arms completely off and retighten with an really long allen wrench or a torque wrench. If you use a torque wrench be sure not to over tighten it.
good luck brah