RE: [CR]Re:SR crank calls

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:57:55 -0400
From: "Mark" <rena.cutrufelli@comcast.net>
Subject: RE: [CR]Re:SR crank calls
In-reply-to: <a0501040fb99abf025ed5@[165.121.40.25]>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


"The cracks that often appear at the juncture between spider and arm on Campy Record, NR and SR cranks can be filed out using a round file, for example, a chainsaw file. Before you do this, make sure you protect the front of the two spider arms adjacent to the pedal arm with masking tape."

I did this to my SR cranks as a failsafe-even though I was advised that (looking at the pic) they were probably used very little..and I am by no means a gear masher. One guy on the net drew arrows on a pic of my crank to illustrate where to file.He said "Do this and they will last forever" But I had the LBS do it and they used a dremmel.Seems that a lot of people take this precauction;a lot of stores are familiar with it. But lately we read about other places on the crank that are prone to failure. I guess to be sure the best bet is to buy a spare now.

BTW I had a pair of aftermarket crank dustcaps that would loosen as I rode. Got the real thing and that ended the problem (looked right too)

Mark (Breakaleggo) Cutrufelli in Laurel,MD

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