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Old 06-21-09, 06:08 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
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Bikes: 09 Diamonback Kalamar

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New bike...already falling apart

Well, just as I was talking about eventually upgrading down the road when my bike starts to fall apart in the clydes forum.... my bike literally started to fall apart.

I decided after my wife left for work that I'd try and get another 10 miles in before bed. Well, everything was well until the last mile stretch when I noticed it felt as if my left pedal was bent or something. I looked down and saw that my left side crank was about to fall off.

Here's a quick video and some pics of the crank. I have no idea how to tighten them as this is like no bmx crankset I've ever worked on before. The nut inside the crank arm in pic # 2 is really nothing, no flathead or allen fits in there...just round.

I'd really appreciate it if somebody could lend some repair knowledge. The lbs here told me there is a two week wait on all tune up/repairs and I really don't want to wait that long to get back on my bike. Thanks!

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