..but i'm gonna bore you all with my unknown problem.
So not last Tuesday, the tuesday before, I bought a Raliegh Explore from Halfords in England, only to return it for repair the following Saturday (because the pedal practically fell off) for repair. The guy replaced the entire bottom bracket with a new one (sr suntour i think).
Anyway, being the happy chappie I was to get it back (yesterday), I took it for a big ride around town for like 3 hours today and when I got home, I realised that the left crank arm was super loose. Looking down, it appears (NOTE: I have no idea what part I mean here) that a metal cover was protruding between the crank arm and the frame. I'm only a bike n00b so I have no idea what the problem is here. The metal cover thingy is also cracked on closer inspection.
Should I attempt to repair this myself? If so, how? I can't be bothered wheeling it all the way across town back to the store for another repair..
Any help would be much appreciated,
EDIT: It turned out it was the 'cup' that was cracked and was protruding.