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Old 05-16-11, 03:53 PM   #1
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FSA torque spec's.

On the bolt it says torque is 450-550 Kgf cm. These are the aluminum cranks. Does someone know what this is in ft.lbs.? I greased mine, and it needs to be cleaned and loctited. Keeps comming loose.
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Old 05-16-11, 05:06 PM   #2
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1 Kgf/cm = .0723302 ft/lb so 450Kgf/cm = 32.5ft/lbs 550Kgf/cm = 39.8ft/lbs
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Old 05-16-11, 06:49 PM   #3
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How old are the cranks? Is the fixing bolt steel or aluminum? If aluminum it should be replaced with a steel one ASAP. Your local LBS can order it.
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Old 05-16-11, 08:01 PM   #4
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4 yrs. old. I'll stick a magnet on there. Thank's for the replys.
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Old 05-16-11, 08:28 PM   #5
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FSA has a good tech support , give them a call if you have any additional questions.
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Old 05-17-11, 11:16 AM   #7
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This is the conversion site I use
http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/scol/cctorq.htm
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