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Old 04-22-07, 06:42 PM
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Ok, so I searched the forums and google as well and haven't been able to find an answer as of yet. Maybe I wasn't using the right words. The problem is that my crank just wont turn when I tighten down the arm bolts. It takes excessive force to get it to turn at all. I'm just tryin to figure out what's causein the problem so I know what i'll need to order. Don't know much about anything that deal in the bottom bracket area. Any help would be greatly appreciated! They're the Poverty POW by the way. Not the best but till money's better, they ok.
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Old 04-22-07, 06:45 PM
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Does the spindle turn freely when the arms aren't on?
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Old 04-22-07, 07:26 PM
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Yea, the spindle seems to turn just fine. It only seemed to happen when I had the chainwheel on there. Tooth was broken on it so I removed it till the new one get's here this week. But with just the spindle it turns fine. It turns fine with just the crank arms as well.
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Old 04-22-07, 07:37 PM
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It sounds like the spacer between the bearings is either too short or missing.
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Old 04-22-07, 09:02 PM
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If he's running a American BB I don't even think he needs that spacer.
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Old 04-22-07, 09:51 PM
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The spacer's still there. Wiggles just a bit but it still seems to be snug. As far as the BB, i'm not really sure. Never dealt with it before so i'm not too aware of all the differences between the American, Spanish, Mid and European, other than the Euro uses a cup that threads into the frame. The bike seems to be a Poverty Buck99 cus it has the Diamondback forks that I had read some of them have. Yea, it's not all that but it's actually ridden alright till I get the chance to move onto somethin better. Just tryin to get it rideable again untill that happens ya know?
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Old 04-23-07, 06:59 AM
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ok, if the spacer is there and snug then your fine in that department.

try not tightening the spindle bolts down as hard. then tourque down the pinch bolts hard.

tighten the spindle bolts snug enough to keep them from moving around, but not tight enough to bind up.

the pinch bolts do most of the work.
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Old 04-23-07, 09:52 AM
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Your sprocket isn't hitting the frame is it?
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Thanks everyone.

sbc: I'll give that a shot. I just find it kind of odd because it only happened when the chainwheel was on.

eight: Well, I noticed that the bolt that holds the arm to the chainwheel comes awfully close. It may have been touching because there does seem to be markings where it hangs over.
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Old 04-23-07, 10:31 AM
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Check that because that could be your problem. Put it all together and see if it does hit
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Old 04-23-07, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Check that because that could be your problem. Put it all together and see if it does hit
Will do. Chainwheel should be here anyday this week so. Old one was in really bad shape.
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You know, as much as people hate Poverty their cranks aren't too too bad, they don't match up to Profiles or Fly cranks, but they are sure good for the money you pay.
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Old 04-23-07, 12:57 PM
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I feel somewhat lucky we don't get poverty over here
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At this point in time with the bike I don't think i'd recommend it to anyone for anything more than an entry level bike. The seat is relatively comfortable though. But other than that, my impressions aren't too great of it yet.
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Old 04-23-07, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Check that because that could be your problem. Put it all together and see if it does hit
That was the problem! I decided to put the old chainwheel back on instead of waitin for the new one to check it out and it was hittin the frame. I threw an extra spacer on it and it's workin perfectly fine now.
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Sweet, glad to be of help
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