There is a listing of several torque values at duraco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/61.html . In that list a value of 300-360 INCH POUNDS is given for cotterless crank arms. The reference is the Barnett Bicycle Institute. I'm glad you got your problem solved. Hope this helps.
> 1. Changed the chain from an Extra to an Oro, tick still present...
> 2. Pulled off the Pistas, re attached w/ a bit of beeswax, tick still
> 3. Checked all the chain ring bolts, not loose...
> 4. Reseated Phil BB and a slight smidge of beeswax on the tapers and
> remounted, it's gone!!!
> Thanks to all you wonderful folks who wrote to help, over 15 responses, I
> guess everyone's gone through this before!
> Never got a real torque # value for the crank bolts into the BB spindle, but
> the best advise I received was to use my peanut butter wrench to get a good
> tightness, very unscientific but anyone have the actual recommended
> torque??? Seems that I could really crank down this sucker and maybe split
> it (the crank arm)???
> Regardless, thanks for all the great suggestions!
> Bruce VR, the AF guy in Guam...