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    Think my crank arm is cracked

    Specialized Allez 2006 that I'm using as a commuter/touring bicycle

    I think the crank arm has a crack in it. This is the best photo I can manage

    http://img224.imageshack.us/i/crack.jpg/

    You can't see it in the photo (camera phone), but there is a tiny little hairline crack right around where I drew the orange line.

    I think it's a crack. it's along a pressure-bearing part of the bicycle. It tends to accumulate dirt, and when I run my finger along it, I can feel it, although I can't like put anything inside, and the bike still pedals as strong as every.

    What should I do? About how long do I have before it falls off? Is it a problem? What should I do about replacement?

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    The area of the crank that you refer to should be smooth. If you can feel a ridge with your finger I would suspect a crack. Remove the crank and send it back to the manufacturer. They may cover on warranty. You will probably have to work through your LBS.

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    yikes, so I don't know how I can cheaply replace just the arm. Suggestions for parts suppliers?

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    Jeez, for $25, as long as its compatible with what you have, how can you go wrong?
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

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    Uses Square Taper 111 mm bottom bracket

    wtf?

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    wow, this is bad.

    Okay, lastly, what's the length of the Sugino warranty?

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