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Old 05-14-20, 12:23 AM
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Caps of that style, that age, and that type of plastic @$$-plode on my more often than not. I don't think they're necessarily torqued down all that tight. I think that kind of plastic just gets really stuck to the crank arm threads over the decades.
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Old 05-14-20, 12:55 AM
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Caps of that style, that age, and that type of plastic @$$-plode on my more often than not. I don't think they're necessarily torqued down all that tight. I think that kind of plastic just gets really stuck to the crank arm threads over the decades.
I wish it had been plastic. That sucker is steel.
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LIves on my desk as a mindfulness totem.
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Old 05-14-20, 06:36 AM
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Not to derail, but what is the proper torque for a crank bolt. I usually go with “pretty tight” but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m a gorilla.
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I feel your pain, hate when a simple job goes south.
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Not to derail, but what is the proper torque for a crank bolt. I usually go with “pretty tight” but I’m beginning to wonder if I’m a gorilla.
Park Tool says "34 Nm to 50 Nm depending upon brand." I think "pretty tight" is a good approximation. There are some things I use a torque wrench for, but this isn't one of them. I usually go until the bolt stops moving when I lean into it. If the head snaps off, that was a little too much.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post

LIves on my desk as a mindfulness totem.
I think that would polish right out with a little Simichrome.

I have nothing useful to add but wanted to check in here because this thread has such a wonderful title.
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Its a Raleigh stamped Sakae CR. If a match never shows up I may just put it on a sealed bearing hub "semi permanently"
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I have to admit I clicked on this thread to view someone else's misfortune.

Sorry. Someone had to say it, brother.
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Same here - not to view it for amusement, but just to find a kindred spirit. So many times.....
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Old 05-15-20, 11:20 AM
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We could start a company, and make misery."
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This is my nightmare scenario. I haven't pulled any threads out (yet,) but I've had a couple that required enough force to get me really worried. I did make the mistake with the washer once, but no damage done and I caught on quickly.
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