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Old 06-28-06, 12:46 AM
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Kreaky Kranks??

Ok so when I put force on my cranks the kinda creak. Now I know this is normal for old cranks or just bad cranks, but im running 3 month old truvative hollzfellers . So whats up??...Im thinking maybe its cuz of my old crappy performance brand "stomp" pedals, could they be the collbrate??
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Old 06-28-06, 01:49 AM
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Better check that crankarm-bolt and tighten it to spec with a torque-wrench. Someone else just posted theirs fell off while they were riding. If you ride it with it loose, things will wiggle and you'll bugger the crankarm/spindle interface. Forget about creaking, you will need a new crankarm.
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Have you chased down the noise in your hollzfellers yet?

I finally chased down my crank creak this morning. Over the last couple weeks I had torqued the BB, the crank arms, and tried a couple different pedals with no change.
This morning before I rode to work I grabbed my 5mm t-handle and gave each of the chainring bolts a little snugging up. Voila! Blissful silence on the ride in!
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Havent fixed it yet, i have lubbed up the pedals, torqued the crankbolts, and tighting the chainring bolts. Must be in the BB and I have relized that its probaly cuz of my make shift o-ring (a hair rubberband thing), so i guess i should remove the BB clean in and grease it. Oh and if any one knows where I can get one of those O-rings for my Truvativ Gigapipe BB that would be great!
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how easy is it to overtorque a crank on a square taper? is that a common cause of crank destruction?
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
how easy is it to overtorque a crank on a square taper? is that a common cause of crank destruction?
Im not an expert here but I dont think it is nearly impossable, and if you are using a a plain 3in allen key than it truly is impossible.
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Glad I read this. Have to break out the torque wrench when I get home...

Has anyone ever used Loctite on those bolts? There are types that keep something from loosening but will yield to a wrench.
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