First snow of the year just started about 10 min. ago here. Many 2 lane roads around here are not cleared in winter b/c too steep and twisty for the plows.They close this road section after the first snow fall as they can't get a snow plow up the grade, even with tire chains on all 4 drive wheels! It may snow tonight so I might have gotten the last 'ascent' of this grade in for the season.
"To infinity and beyond!", Buzz Lightyear.
Specialized. To mount Deckas, one needs to remove the motor cover to gain clearance for the chainring nut wrench...
Specialized chainring (together with the original chainguard) has been replaced. Easy job as for a dilettante Replacing the chainring with the Deckas requires:
- Removing the motor cover (4 bolts)
- Inserting 4 bolt nuts into the chainring holes and securing the bolts with masking tape until the ring is placed behind the spider; and temporarily fastening the ring with at least two bolts
- Using the CNW-2, which is cumbersome as there is still quite little clearance between the motor and the chainring
- Replace the motor cover
Too bad. Good to know 9.8 Nm was too much.Regarding the torque: after I applied 9.8 Nm to the Deckas bolt-set, I broke the thread.
Of course, I have used the threadlocker on the Specialized bolts as needed.
OK.I used my hand and feeling Could not afford to destroy those bolts.