RE: [CR]A cotter-pin issue - where does the problem lie?

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

From: "robert st.cyr" <>
To: "Dr. Paul Williams" <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: RE: [CR]A cotter-pin issue - where does the problem lie?
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:40:37 -0700
In-Reply-To: <BLU0-SMTP30DEA8360C34DC7818735EE47C0@phx.gbl>

Try inserting the pin in the opposite direction to what you were trying ini tially. That should resolve the issue. Also, you can file the pin to chan ge the angle of the taper so the pin will fit beter. var makes a special vi ce that cradles the pin and allows you to file the shape smoothly. For best
   fit, use a park cotter pin press to both remove and install the pins. Building my first frame in Niles, Michigan,Robert St.CyrSacramento, C alifornia USA> From:> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist. org> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:26:16 -0400> Subject: [CR]A cotter-pin iss ue - where does the problem lie?> > Have been trying to fit the cranks on t he Carpenter this evening - I am > fitting a Durax(?) set on a BW (IIRC) ax le and have two different sets > of brand new cotter-pins - one a Continent al set from Ray Etherton. I am > able to get the pin seated properly on the
   drive side but can't seem to > insert the pin properly on the off-side - a part from not wanting to get > in there, I am left with the cranks out of
   alignment (with the > right-hand crank in the 12:00 o'clock position the l eft is a few degrees > off to the left). I must admit I haven't played with
   cottered cranks > since my teenage years in the mid to late seventies, t herefore, any help > or advice at this stage would be most welcome. I wou ld prefer to use the > finer Continental set if possible.> > Paul (frustrat ed in Ottawa) Williams> > > > Paul B. Williams, BAH, MPhil, PhD> Otta wa, Ontario, Canada>> > --- StripMime Report -- p rocessed MIME parts ---> multipart/alternative> text/plain (text body -- ke pt)> text/html> ---> _______________________________________________> Class icrendezvous mailing list>> http://www.bikel _________________________________________________________________ Keep your kids safer online with Windows Live Family Safety. family_safety_072008