Re: [CR]cottered cranks question


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 07:46:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]cottered cranks question
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>
To: <RALEIGH531@aol.com>, <bob.reid1@virgin.net>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <e4.10c9852c.27b53561@aol.com>


> ...I thought you weren't supposed to draw the pin tight with the nut
> because of danger of stripping the threads on the pin and/or nut.

Sloane's book 1980 3rd ed. pages 552-554:

"Remember, the nut on a cottered crank is not (not highlighted) intended to pull the pin up tight; the pin must be hammered back in."

"Turn the cotter...smack it firmly down into the wedge"

"(cottered cranksets) are heavy, difficult to remove and re-attach and as far as I am concerned, are totally without merit when compared with even the cheapest cotterless crankset"

...sorry couldn't resist adding that quote <G>

Roy H. Drinkwater
Lititz, PA