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    How to tighten left side of crank ? slid out

    I was riding yesterday and the left side of my Rush loosed up. I hand tightend it and limped home. It doesn't look like they did back in the day, so I have no clue how to tighten it ..

    Any help would be appreciated.... Hopefully without some special tool, too nice of a day out today to not be able to ride..

    In the interim , I am going to go search the archives...

    [EDIT] Sh.it, this place doesn't have a search function ??

    Thanks

    [EDIT II} pic added

    Last edited by alexplantman; 03-30-2008 at 09:59 AM.

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    what crankset do you have?

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    The stock ones; TruAtiv Isoflo is what they say on the cranks
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    You need a crank puller tool to remove the crank arm and then a special bottom bracket tool to tighten the cup.
    It might be stripped, since it's made out of plastic.
    Bring it to your bike shop (it doesn't need to be a cannondale dealer in this case) and have them square you away.
    Maybe they also have an alloy bottom bracket cup lying around somewhere too.
    Shouldn't take longer than 5 min. to fix it.
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    That's what I was afraid of... .off the the LBS tommorrow at lunch ...... maybe I should call in sick to get it fixed,.....it is serious , LOL..

    thanks
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    happened to me awhile ago; whole non drive side crank actually fell off and I didn't have a hex to put it back on... Long walk home.

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    That sucks dude...... luckily I was only 2 miles from home,, tightened the POS with my hand, and rolled back home..... Says alot for the product I paid alot of money for..
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    The two tools needed to do this aren't too expensive and are pretty nice to have if you do any type of work on your bike yourself

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