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    Help needed for newbie...Part missing?

    Hi Guys and Gals, I've just bought a new Specialized Hardrock and have a question for you experts. I've unpackaged my bike saw something that looked out of place on it?

    On the left handside of the bike as you sit on it, Where the pedal stem goes into the frame...Is there supposed to be a cap on there? I can see into it and the metal around the edge is unfinished and rough (Not Painted) like there is supposed to be some kind of cap or something? I might be wrong...Like i said i'm new to this and don't want to ring the shop up saying its missing, if there was never one there in the first place

    But it just doesn't look right?

    Here is a photo....I hope i can load it up...



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    Another photo

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    anybody?

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    thats normal.
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    Perfectly normal. If you had an outboard bearing bottom bracket, you wouldn't be able to see the unpainted part.

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    Normal. Just wipe off that excess grease.
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    Thanks Guys I really appreciate the help

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    Yup. Totally normal.

    For future reference the "pedal stem" is actually called a bottom bracket spindle (or axle).

    The bottom bracket being the assembly of bearings, races and spindle that allows your crank arms (the things your pedals actually thread into) to spin in while also attaching them to your frame.

    Some reading for you:

    http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/o...ng/bicycle.htm

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2...omy-guide.html

    Cheers!

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    Make sure you keep the crank bolts tight on your bike. I had them come loose on my old 07 hardrock on my second ride on it when i was like 2 miles out in the woods.It had the same bottom bracket.Had to get a new bottom bracket because it screwed up the threads in it.

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    Thanks again guys and thanks for the web links I feel very silly now

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    No reason to feel silly. You only know what you know. Remember, learning new things is good!

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