need a little help on this...
i recently purchased a giant boulder. i know the parts are not top of the line but i also don't enpect the bike to fall apart under me.
i was out riding tonight jumping off curbs, popping wheelies, trying manuals, etc. when all of a sudden the bars slipped in the headset.
alright, figured i would readjust them when i got back home.
then 10 min down the road i felt something odd in the pedal. well, in having resin pedals i thought i had been beating on them enough for them to start cracking (getting a new set of metal pedals has been a top issue on my mind). when i reach down and checked the pedal it was not the pedal that was an issue at all. it was the crank.
one of the crank arms had worked it's way loose, and it seemed if i didn't stop when i did the thing would have fallen completely off.
now my questions are these... i assume i should be tightening these parts every few rides if i'm going to ride like this? how tight should i screw the headset down so that the bars don't move even with a solid jolt? do people go to a straight bar so they don't have to worry about the bars rotating (slipping like this)? can i use threadlok of something like that to keep the bolts on parts like the cranks from coming loose like they did today?
any suggestions for dealing with this nonsense?
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