Re: [CR] Crank Cotters - are all equal?

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From: "Jeff Slotkin" <jeffslotkin@comcast.net>
To: kim klakow <Akimbo71@gmx.net>
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:15:47 -0400
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Crank Cotters - are all equal?


Regarding size, some are easier to get now than others, and of course cotters you might buy new now are likely to look cheap in terms of hardware.

But, at least if you get the size right it is heartening to remember that the crankarms and spindle are usually harder than the cotters, so fresh cotters cure most ills.

Also, it goes without saying you gotta press them in. I tighten still tighten some that seem to have never been tightened properly back when, and often you can press on past the resultant cotter wear. All this in the context of keeping the college kids rolling, maybe TMI for classic stuff.

But, still, use a press.

Jeff Slotkin usually at... The Bicycle Shoppe Charleston, SC

On Apr 30, 2009, at 1:51 PM, kim klakow wrote:
> Hi Rob,
>
> cotters come in different sizes, the usual ones being 8.5, 9, 9.5
> and 10mm. I am sure there are more obscure ones the further back you
> go.
> Check the hole on your crank for sizing or go to http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html
>
> best,
> kim
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> Are all crank cotters created equal? What is on the market today,
>> either
>> as nos or new manufacture that is worth buying? Does it matter? All
>> I have
>> at the moment is a pair coming to me from ebay and a pair that came
>> with my
>> Magistroni cranks that are wrecked...
>>
>>
>> Rob Goughary
>> Stamford, CT USA
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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