|chainring bolts cracking||mike r|
Apr 30, 2002 2:55 PM
|was swapping my 42 ring for a 39 today and found that 3 of the 5 bolts were cracked (the part that goes if from the frame side of chainring)
why did this happen?
failure to clean the rings before tightening the bolts?
they are from a dura ace chainset.
i've replaced them but if they crack again could i reuse them if i don't have spares
|re: chainring bolts cracking||climbo|
May 1, 2002 4:30 AM
|I wouldn't use them again if I were you, they are cheap to buy new. I've never heard of a cracked chainring bolt before. Were they completely tight when you went to take them off? Maybe they were cheap bolts?|
|re: chainring bolts cracking||mike r|
May 2, 2002 3:13 PM
|they were pretty easy to take out. not very tight. they were dura ace alloy bolts and cracked in half.
i replaced the cracked bolts with ones i 'borrowed' from my brothers mtn bike while he is in college. better leave him a note so he doesn't ride it untl i replace them:)