SRAM X7 Crank coming loose...
After downloading the tech manual from the SRAM www I see that there is a lock screw on the left side crank.
After adjusting to SRAMīs specs and a 30 mile ride the crank has come loose for the third time on a new bike (less than a hundred miles)
Anyone have same issues? Is this a warranty claim? If not, is it an excessive grease problem on the 10mm bolt?
Help would be greatly appreciated!
Have you installed it using proper torque and Loctite threadlock?
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I haven't taken it apart, the Tech guide does not mention loctite. It has been tightened to 50NM and then adjusted the left side to "hand tight".
If it is not a warranty issue I will take it apart to see if it was greased by accident during the original build.
Following the manual and assuming you're on PF/BB30 cranks:
Thread the bearing preload adjuster all the way on (the plastic collar on the left side)
Install he left arm/spindle
Tap it over lightly with a rubber mallet toward the driveside.
install the driveside spacer
install the right side crankarm, adequate grease on threads and spline surfaces.
Torque right side crankarm bolt with a reliable torque wrench to spec.
now tap the right side crank lightly with a rubber mallet to get the remaining gap consolidated on the non driveside.
Adjust the collar to take up the gap, about another 1/8 turn to add proper preload.
Tighten the collar clamp screw until the split in the collar is closed.
Should hold up fine.
Might be worth re-torquing the driveside after a 10 minute ride around the neighborhood.
Yep thatīs pretty much it!
Originally Posted by rammer
In the last couple of days I have gotten in a really good trail ride, mostly DH but to go down ya gotta go up...
Main point: After about 110 miles no further problems. Will keep thread updated with any further maintenance required.
Best regards and Happy Holidays to all.
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