Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: 1988 Schwinn High Sierra, 2006 Montaque Hummer, 2006 Fuji Crosstown 1, 2012 Civilian Corduroy Rebel
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My reply has bombed 3X... anyway, thanks all. Why am I not surprised on the quality? I wondered when I couldn't find anything on the crank set. After reading the first reply, I decided to call Montaque to see if they would cut me a deal on a crank set. It is causing problems as the spread is big enough I can't get the index set. So I called Montaque, was very polite, went through the history, how little I have been able to ride the bike, my troubleshooting with the dial-indicator, mentioned I was unhappy with the quality when I found I couldn't remove the chainwheel. rivets faked to look like screw heads etc. They were pretty insistent I take it to a LBS, but I mentioned how I had purchased the dial indicator and buying a crank tool is not an issue. Paying the LBS $150+ ? is an issue. Played my "divorced Dad, 3 kids" card (all true) and how as an aircraft mechanic I just want to know what size the crank set is 'cause I am not spending money on something I can do myself, especially given how much I paid for the bike, less then 20 miles on it etc. When he asked where I had got the bike it came out I am in the Army. So, he is checking to see about a crankset to give me a "deal" on. Will see what happens next.
Thanks again, am open to suggestions on what brand crank tool to get.