OK, this one is getting annoying. I absolutely love the bike, but it seems I'm having to do a bunch of trail maintenance while on the trail! Instead of taking a break and having a snack, I end up tightening my non drive side crank.
I had the crank come off once before while going down a trail (yes I can be lazy sometimes on maintenance) and ever since it seems like it comes loose quite a bit- I mean every 20 miles or less.
I'm afraid I'm going to over hork on the bolt and break it off. I've disassembled and relubed (with the same ecto plasm that I use on the final drive of my motorized 2 wheel machine), and also tried even putting locktite on to no avail.
It is loose or did something come out and get lost in the dirt when the crank came off? It seats just fine and when I disassembled again, there was no dirt in there, so I don't think I goofed something.
It is a prominent click at the 9:00 position and I literally feel the click and it seems to get progressively worse. I stop and tighten, and it gets better- for a bit. Then I hork on it with a proper wrench when I get home and it's fine for the first half of the next ride and it starts again.
Ideas? These are Bontrager race cranks I think. Did I bugger one of the bearings?
Thanks a bunch.
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