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Old 04-15-17, 08:31 PM
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trailflow1
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If you can feel any notchiness. One or both the bearings could have damage and will need replacing. That could be contributing the extra resistance when you tighten the crank. More pressure is put on the damaged bearing(s) causing it to bind up.

or try removing the 1 spacer and wavy washer completely. Nothing bad is going to happen. It will give you a better idea if they are needed or not. If you remove them, and find there is side-to-side play of the crank. But the bearings still feel notchy. That says there is a problem with the bearings.

If instead, the crank spins freely and smoothly. That suggests the wavy washer and/or spacer are causing it to tighten up.

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