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  • Crank arm advice

     Abzz updated 11 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
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  • j.bye

    Member
    12 August 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I have recently purchased a new bike, A townsend Mountain bike.

    I have been riding it for a couple of hours and the left hand side crank keeps coming loose and off. I beleive thats the righ piece, the bit where the peddle is attachted too.

    I have tried to tighten as tight as possible but it just works itself loose pretty sharpish. None of the threads apear to be stripped. It looks like it may be the part where it goes on the spindley bit 😕 . It looks like its being eaten away so it no longer stays put meaning that i’m turning the bolt too.

    Any way to easily repair this, or do i need a new crank arm. I know they are pretty cheap but how do i make sure i’m getting the right one?

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I have recently purchased a new bike, A townsend Mountain bike.

    I have been riding it for a couple of hours

    Take it back to from wher you bought it and ask them to fix it for free!

  • badblood

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I agree with Steve – take it back and if they dont fix it get a refund and go elsewhere!

  • j.bye

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Well i have picked up a new crank, fitted it and it still comes lose. I know i should take it back but it’s miles away. It comes lose from side to side, it’s my opinion that the nut isn’t holding enough. I’m thinking about taking it too halfords and getting them to have a look. If it costs too much then it’s definately going back.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Take it back!!! They must fix it for free. You are protected by various aspects of the Sale of Goods Acts and any messing around by other bike suppliers (especially the monkeys at Halfords) may well invalidate the warranty!

    TAKE IT BACK!!!!!

  • j.bye

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Well halfords didn’t touch it. Good job apparently. 🙂

    Touch wood it’s done. Managed to get in touch with the place i bough it from and they suggested some locite for a couple of quid, if it doesn’t work then they’ll send some-one to collect it and sort it, just keep the receipt for loctite and crank then when i’m near them pop in and get a refund. That’s why we need more “mom and pop” stores. Tried loctite and touch wood it’s rock solid.

  • Abzz

    Member
    13 August 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Yup, nothing better than a knowledgeable LBS, Sometimes its worth paying the extra few quid for things because of the quality of service you can get.

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