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    Shimano 600 crank torque spec.

    I have a late eighties Shimano 600 ( second edition) crank I need torque specs for the crank bolts. I thought 28 -30 ft lbs was ballpark anybody know shimanos spec?

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    What size are the bolts?
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    Here's the straight poop from a Shimano 600 EX Service Instruction sheet dated Apr. 1984:
    "Crank fixing bolt tightening torque: 250-350 kgfcm (220-350 in.lbs.)"
    That equates to 18.3-25 ft.lbs. I don't like to torque my two 600 cranksets that much. I usually torque mine to 195 to 200 ft.lbs. - no, no, no! 195 to 200 INCH POUNDS. Sorry for the brain fart. and have never had a crank arm come loose or stick to the BB axle. I use a tiny dab of Never Sieze grease on the axle and fixing bolt threads.
    Last edited by CharlesC; 10-15-07 at 04:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesC View Post
    I usually torque mine to 195 to 200 ft.lbs. and have never had a crank arm come loose.....
    I'll bet you haven't!!! I assume you meant to type in.-lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    I'll bet you haven't!!! I assume you meant to type in.-lbs.
    Uh, boy is my face red! Think I might edit that small typo.

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    Tight.

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