Join Date: May 2004
Location: Wilmington, DE
Bikes: 2016 Hong Fu FM-079-F, 1984 Trek 660, 2003 Specialized Hardrock, 2004 LOOK KG386i (RIP), 2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert, 2009 Pedal Force CX1, 2016 Islabikes Beinn 20 (son's)
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2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert Crank problem
I just wanted to alert anyone else who may have bought this bike (from Performance and possibly other places too) to check and make sure your cranks are assembled properly. By chance, I grabbed my cranks and found that they had a tiny amount of play in the bearings. With the help of another forum member, I traced the problem to a missing drive side spacer (there should be two). Without this spacer, the crankset will not tighten down onto the bearings (the crankarm bottoms out on the splines first) causing the play. This play would definitely become worse over time and eventually ruin the bearings. I got lucky and caught mine with only 75 miles on the bike (I don't get out on it much thanks to my 3 other bikes).
Hopefully someone else can benefit from this.