Should I be worried about that? I'll get it replaced soon, but is it dire? Should I not ride until I replace it?
Do not ride without all your bolts. Chainrings are aluminum, they can fold like paper without the structure of of the crank.
replacement sets are cheap
Bolt hole? Wtf? Just get a replacement stack bolt?Originally Posted by LoRoK
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Originally Posted by LoRoK
is it stripped on the crank (like stuck together)? If so, it wouldn't be that bad to ride on it. If not, goto a LBS a buy a new one for a dollar. And if it is stuck on and you want to get it off, you will have to drill it out, then buy a replacement for a dollar.
Do you have those cranks that are tapped in the spider? If so, no need to retap. Just get a regular stack bolt with threads on the "female" end and throw it on there. If you need a little room because of the remaining threads just drill it out---be careful to use just the right size.
Yes. I have seen this happen, and it was right as someone was *about* to pull into traffic. Luckily no one got hurt.Originally Posted by blickblocks
i had a friend almost die riding without a bolt, instead he just left a puddle of blood, skin and teeth on the road.