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    Senior Member IronHorse's Avatar
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    Crank/Spider Play

    While trying to chase down the creaks comming from the bottom bracket area on my fixed commuter I noticed that there is a tiny (it's invisible but you can feel/hear it) amount of play between the crank and spider of the Deore chain set.

    As I see it I have 3 options:

    1) Replace it
    2) Ignore/put up with it
    3) Perform some kind of surgery to fix it

    I'm leaning towards 2 at the moment but I thought I'd consult the forum just in case anyone else has seen the same thing.

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    Does anyone have any input on this? Is the crank arm pressed onto the spider? Is there a fix or should I get a new crank? This bike was purchased in 2000 and the crank is a Shimano Deore 9spd. crank.

    Thanks

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    Senior Member IronHorse's Avatar
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    I ended up buying a new crankset for my fixie and moving the wobbly one to my single speed hack bike. Now it's on a bike with a freewheel I can't say that I notice it. Nothing bad has happened yet but don't do a lot of miles on my hack bike.

    I think 5 years is OK for a part you can replace for 40 anyway :-)

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    Thanks for the reply. I think I am just going to upgrade to a better set since I plan on keeping the bike for a few more years at least.

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