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Crankbolts?(4 posts)

May 30, 2002 7:14 AM
Where can I get a crankbolt for a splined crank? It's a 105 road crank which I believe uses the same bolt as the LX cranks. I only need one. Anybody have any ideas? None of the bike shops in my area have them (at least not the one's I've called so far). I don't want to have to call every shop in NYC just to find a stinking bolt!

Oh yeah, the one bolt I already have doesn't have a washer. Is there supposed to be one in there?
Novel ideaesoteric
May 31, 2002 1:11 PM
Keep the one you have as a spare and have one of your cherished shops order you a new pair. THey can get them, they're just lazy. If you were up to it, you could order a self-extracting set like is speced on higher level groups or go exotic through srp-usa. Ask them if they have a crankset sitting around to warranty, can almost guarantee one of them does, and try to snag a bolt from that.
Novel ideagrzy
May 31, 2002 3:46 PM
My shop would just give me one - too bad you don't have one in your area that will do the same. I also buy a bunch of stuff from them.

You can go on line and order a set of bolts form the bigger, more complete outfits like Colorado Cyclist, CBO and the like. They can shoot it to you pretty fast, but you may not want to spend the extra $$. I'd go for a set of self extracting bolts. Yes, there is a special thin washer that goes in there.
Great ideaMatno
May 31, 2002 5:34 PM
Actually, I went ahead and did just that today - I ordered a set of self-extracting bolts with washers ($12). However, I didn't order the SE caps that go with them. Is there any difference between the self-extracting and the non-self-extracting bolts other than the rubber seal on the outside of the non-SE bolts? I don't need SE since I've got an extractor. And the flimsy dust caps from my old 600 cranks will cover up the whole thing anyway...