Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: rustbucket deluxe 2000
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The thing was tightened with the proper (long arm) tool from a friend.
The thing was/is definitely tightened more than well. Just to clear that up. The first time it was tightened it lasted for a relatively long time (2 months or so of nearly everyday riding), but now it seems all has gone south because no amount of tightening can keep it put for long.
Bob, not sure what you mean by square taper but I'll have a closer look at the crank arm. As you can probably guess I'm mechanically inept
I ride probably 100KM per week, on average, I think. This bike was given to me because my other bikes had a tendency to get stolen (Giant Boulder). Nobody likes this rustbucket, including thieves, but I have grown to like it simply because I don't have to buy a new bike so often
Thanks for the advice so far. I'll take a closer look at things, though I suspect it might be cheaper to buy a rustbucket version 2 (if it comes to that) than to spend too much on this thing, at this point.
If there is a simple cheap fix, that'd be great.