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Help! Threaded crank arm/pedal
I switched out my pedals on my (new!) Specialized -- with Tiagra crankset -- and the right pedal felt particularly hard to attach. Plus, when I took it for a ride, I could tell that the pedal was uneven. I took it home, and as expected, I had misinstalled the pedal, and the crank arm was stripped -- but not entirely. I was able to wrench it out, and reinstall it correctly -- it attaches fairly securely, but it just won't tighten all the way at the end. I took it for another spin, and it felt okay to pedal -- how worried should I be? Should I continue to ride it if I don't really think there's a danger of it disconnecting, or do I need to fix this asap? Is there a way to fix this without replacing the whole crankset (oh no!!). I plan to call my LBS tomorrow, but wanted to get some advice from the group. Thanks!
Last edited by smessvader; 02-25-09 at 06:55 AM.