Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-08, 10:00 AM   #1
BinKort
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Race Face Mtn Crankset - Coming Lose

I have a 2007 Race Face Evolve SS Crank on my Surly Karate Monkey. When I am riding every day, about once a week, the drive side (which has the splined side) works its way lose so the drive side starts to wobble. As soon as this starts to happen, I get off and walk. Nothing appears to be rounded off/damaged/etc, but it just doesn't seem to want to stay tight. I am about ready to bust out some locktight, but I thougth I would check here first and see
1. If this is a common issue
2. If this is something I did wrong when installing (I did it at my lbs with help from the mechanic, so it is not like I did it in my garage with a six pack some night). I did have to use one of the plastic spacer rings that came with the crank in order to acheive the correct chainline.

I really don't want to ruin this crank (if it is not dead already), so help would be greatly appreciated.

One more thing - I have never done anything remotely rough with this bike. Promise. I am actually somewhat ashamed of how soft I have been with this bike, but until this issue is resolved, I will continue to play it easy.
BinKort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-08, 12:34 PM   #2
BinKort
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Really? My first post, and no one?
BinKort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-08, 03:20 PM   #3
Ray Dockrey
Senior Member
 
Ray Dockrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mustang, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
First of all, you need to give it more then a few hours. Second, do a Google search. Apparently this is a common issue with some Race Face cranks. Searching on mtbr.com also had info about this same issue.
Ray Dockrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 PM.