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    Cranks dust caps?

    I was riding yesterday and my left crank arms dust cap somehow fell off.

    I think it was because I fell while riding and the dust cap became loose and feel off while riding.

    my question is..Is a dust cap really necessary? Is it still safe to ride?


    Thanks for your help.

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    it's not really necessary.
    as long as there's a bolt on there and it's tight, it's safe.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    But dude...what about DUST???

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    Once I had one fall off. So then I used loctite to make sure it didn't happen again. Then it took me over an hour to remove them, because the metal is so damned soft they kept falling apart no matter how I tried to get them off and it was the biggest ***** of all time. I just leave them off now.

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    you can get newer crank bolts that are basically bolt and dust cap in one.

    pure genius is what those are
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you can get newer crank bolts that are basically bolt and dust cap in one.

    pure genius is what those are
    i didn't know there was anything else, except for what was on my old loose ball BB
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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