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Loose crankshaft?

Old 05-11-19, 03:41 PM
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Loose crankshaft?

I'm new to cycling and I have a 2014 Opus Allegro 3.0

I noticed this yesterday....is this normal? Seems to have play in the crankshaft, like it's missing a bushing or something. The bike rides fine ..

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https://vimeo.com/335626839

Yeah, no, that's not good. Can't tell you how to fix it without knowing more about your bottom bracket, but I'm going to guess you won't have the tools for it anyway. Find a bike store with a friendly mechanic.
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Yeah, you need to let someone look at it. Bike shop will tell you what it needs, usually for free. Make sure it's the mechanic though that you talk to.

There are quite a few things it could be, depending on what BB and crank you have. Otherwise more pics, vids and specs.
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Originally Posted by fat2fit View Post
I'm new to cycling and I have a 2014 Opus Allegro 3.0

I noticed this yesterday....is this normal? Seems to have play in the crankshaft, like it's missing a bushing or something. The bike rides fine ..

Thanks

Video: (you have to type the dotcom in the url yourself, this stupid forum won't let me post links or more than 5 posts in 24 hours)

vimeo(add dot com here)/335626839
I can't quite tell from the video if you have a Shimano hollowtech crank with an external bottom bracket or not. If you do have this type then you need to tighten the non-drive side crank arm onto the bottom bracket axle. Your left crank arm (or maybe your drive side crank arm if you have a square taper bottom bracket) is about to fall off!
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Thanks the bike shop fixed it the mechanic said it was installed wrong (got the bike used)
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