Buggered up my crank arms

Cuz Vinny

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Ok, well only one of them but since they are a pair I’ll say both. When removing the chainring side crank arm to install the new 44T chainring I apparently slightly cross threaded the tool in the crank arm. In my excitement to get the new chainring on I wasn’t paying attention and while turning the tool it came out ………. without the crank arm. 😑

I knew something felt off as I was having to turn the tool more forcefully than the first time I removed them but idiot me kept going. Stripped the threads in the crank arm pretty good. After some fiddling around with it I was able to get the crank arm off. Then I very carefully removed the other side. Got some replacements coming thanks to Pushkar and they should be here Friday. Just in time for the weekend.

So if your going to remove your crank arms for any reason pay close attention and make sure the tool is screwed in properly. If anything feels off, like your having to torque down on the tool pretty good, STOP IMMEDIATELY! Remove the tool and check the threads in the arm. The arms should come off pretty easy with a minimum amount of effort.

Hopefully my post will prevent someone else from making the same mistake.
 

opimax

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Region
USA
City
Atlanta
after my fall I got my bike repaired (right crank) and an extra pair of cranks, not sure why there wont be a next fall 😂
 
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Merle Nelson

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Region
USA
Looking at smiley 😃?
Are you selfmedicating?
Look see at the pic. For your orange smiley.

Have u seen Boston Dynamics performing parkuor?
I guess so. I self medicate by looking on EBR for interesting bike information - preferably about WW Hydra.
 

Merle Nelson

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Region
USA
Rome, your posts aren't clutter. They are a part of a story.

Together with others posts they make up valuable information for the next person who is new and a little timid about posting. Also everyone's posts, together, frequently answer someone else's questions or concerns - even years down the road.

Please leave them in the future to keep the continuity of thinking etc. (Your choice though.)

I think of forums like this as an invaluable resource not only to us but to others searching, and often never posting. On an arborist forum I belong to the owner often marvels at how many people sign up and then never make a first post.