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Replace bolt on crank for the pedals?

Old 12-25-12, 01:30 AM
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Replace bolt on crank for the pedals?

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Is this an easy fix? The bike I am about to buy is missing that bolt (?) on the crank for the pedal (or what is missing here?).
What type of bolt is this, and what will it cost to replace, and where can I get it?

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Old 12-25-12, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post
See the attached picture:



Is this an easy fix? The bike I am about to buy is missing that bolt (?) on the crank for the pedal (or what is missing here?).
What type of bolt is this, and what will it cost to replace, and where can I get it?

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Parts can be found at any bike shop. However, take this bike to a bike shop to find out why the bolt is missing......could be stripped threads.

Either way this is a fairly easy fix for a bike shop provided they can get parts.
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Chances are the reason the bolt is missing is that it was loose. This allows the aluminum arm's tapered socket for the spindle to wallow out and render the arm junk even if you get a new bolt. A replacement arm is usually available for $10-15 at any decent bike shop. You could roll it into a good hardware store and ask for a M8 X1.0 bolt prefereably hardened or grade 5 equivelent. Most likely 10-20mm long will work, might cost $1.50. Try this arm before you decide you need a new arm because this one is worn and won't stay tight.
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