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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:44 am 
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Take the nuts off and ride it, they'll soon come loose.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Take the nuts off and ride it, they'll soon come loose.


I'll second that :wink: but don't go too far though as you will be doing some walking :oops:


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Unless you're going to scrap the cranks, don't use hammers or ride them with the bolts undone.

Use the correct tool, and don't forget to remove the washer if there is one.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, a quick visit to YouTube and CRC and i think i can manage to do the job - we will see.

Thanks to all for the advice.

On a last point, the bike was stripped before i got to this problem - so riding it to loosen the cranks was not really an option without a seat, chain, handlebars etc. but i will remember next time!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:39 pm 
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On a last point, the bike was stripped before i got to this problem - so riding it to loosen the cranks was not really an option without a seat, chain, handlebars etc. but i will remember next time!


You can always try it :lol: Though make sure someone is filming yer' and send it in th You've Been Framed! Then ask for £250 :wink:


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Hmmm, perhaps i could use the money for a new frame? Or to pay my medical bills, lol


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hmmm


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Maybe worth plugging hole where crank bolts go into, laying bike on side and getting a good waz of penetrating fluid in there and let it soak in whilst bike on side for a day or two first?


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Hi there still not sure what cranks they are, just to repeat do not, I repeat do not ride a bike without the crank nuts on to loosen as even minor movement will destroy your taper on your cranks, might not be noticable until you tighten it then an overtightened crank can develop cracks or just keeps coming loose. You can overtighen cranks too remember


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:09 pm 
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hmmmm, disregard this!!


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