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Old 05-08-21, 12:07 AM
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AngelPedaller
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Originally Posted by williamset View Post
4) The spring washer appears to be fully compressed. It is clearly not fully compressed until the very last turn of the torque wrench.

5) Bearings are definitely fully seated. Note, I did not remove the bearings or the backing clips. I have however examined their installation to confirm it is correct.

6) The crank spindle is not bent.


Any ideas? Am I worried about nothing?
4) The spring washer appears to be fully compressed. It is clearly not fully compressed until the very last turn of the torque wrench.
It shouldn't and this is why you apply excessive force to the bearing blocking proper rotation. Remove one washer from NDS so that the torque is applied only between crank arm and spindle. Not against bearings. This is how the system is designed. The wave washer has enough power to stop lateral movement of crank. Check below photo showing that you should be able to see a bit of the spindle after tightening 20+Nm

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