New Cranks Arm Weird Fit + Blonde Moment...
New Cranks Arms:
I installed some new Shimano crank arms to replace my stripped out Truvativ's... Everything went fine with removal, and installation, except for one thing. The new cranks are not aligned with the front dérailleur (~1mm out of spec of the crank arms), so is this 'normal'? The cranks are tightened up very well (square tapered BB), so I highly doubt there is any room left for them to move closer to the frame... I did do a test ride, and they feel solid... I have no issues realigning the front / rear dérailleurs, I just want to make sure that I've mounted the cranks correctly before spending 30 minutes aligning the dérailleurs (yah I know... I'm slow at adjustments).
Without using my head I also bought a set of pedals thinking that I had damaged the threads on my old ones. So I was trying to screw in my old drive side pedal into my none drive crank arm, and guess what; it wasn't screwing in. I bought some new pedals, and an hour later realized that I really wasn't thinking straight. Anyways, will I have any kind of issues returning them to my LBS? Besides getting laughed at, do you think it's proper LBS etiquette to do such things? (still in the original packaging)