[CR]Worn cotter pins


Example: Framebuilding

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:00:18 +0000 (GMT)
From: nicbordeaux <nicbordeaux@yahoo.fr>
Subject: [CR]Worn cotter pins
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Ian Grant was concerned about BB area play being cotter pin wear. That seem s pretty remote, but why not. Otherwise, the grease dries up in the BB's of
   older non-ridden bikes, and you get more actual apparant BB play than ther e actually is a "mechanical" reason for. Sheldon Brown's totally invaluable
   site has a page about playing around with screwing and unscrewing various things that live on the bottom bracket, and I've found on quite a few occas ions that even I can get rid of play, just as simply as getting rid of stee ring play or wheel spindle play by fiddling around with the nuts and whatno ts that seem to have proviso for a spanner. Actually, you might want to che ck for pedal spindle play, because that too can be adjusted quite a lot. Nick March, Agen, 47000, Lot et Garonne, France.