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    Race Face Turbine Cinch preload adjuster

    Hard to believe the plastic preload adjuster on my turbine cinch fat crank ever made it off the drawing board.
    I think I looked at mine sideways and it disintegrated right before my eyes. The little hex screw popped right thru the fastener.
    Apparently there aren't any spare preload adjusters in the entire United States. I understand the new ones are made out of aluminum and not plastic.
    I'm now sidelined because of a $2 part.
    Any chance another rider has one laying around?




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    I just bought three since I needed one and paying shipping on one $2 part seemed silly. It's a made out of nylon but it seems beefier than the one that I had to replace. The screw head wore out on mine and the new screw does seem better.

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    Awesome, you're the best!


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    It's the other way around, the old ones were metal and the new ones are some sort of composite. Unless they've changed it up again, because my first run Next were metal; a year later I got Turbines and it had a composite adjuster.

    You can get a Ti screw on ebay with the same specs to replace the useless stock one that rounds if you look at it wrong.

    Here's the screw I got, but any with the same spec will do:
    X2 Grade 5 Titanium Bolt M3x10mm DIN912 Hex M3 10L Bicycle Bike TI Screw Cycle | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
    It's the other way around, the old ones were metal and the new ones are some sort of composite. Unless they've changed it up again, because my first run Next were metal; a year later I got Turbines and it had a composite adjuster.

    You can get a Ti screw on ebay with the same specs to replace the useless stock one that rounds if you look at it wrong.

    Here's the screw I got, but any with the same spec will do:
    X2 Grade 5 Titanium Bolt M3x10mm DIN912 Hex M3 10L Bicycle Bike TI Screw Cycle | eBay
    I was beginning to wonder about that because I bought my Turbines right when they were first available in the late summer/fall of 2014, and I have the metal preload ring.

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    Does anyone know if we can still buy the old metal ones? I have a set of arms I was going to install until I saw the crappy plastic piece.

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    Same thing happened to me.

    Bought a couple off Universal Cycles last month. Check with them. When you tighten this don't torque per the manual. Watch the gap closely and only tighten until the gap closes in the plastic.

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    According to RF customer service, North America is completely out of stock.


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    do the cannondale hollowgram adjustment rings and wave washers work on race face cranks? i have a couple sets of race face and wasnt thrilled by the plastic ring which i got as a spare in case the originals broke....i

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    Couldn't you also just use a spacer of the right thickness and a wave spring? Wheels Mfg has spacers of many thicknesses and wave springs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinman View Post
    Couldn't you also just use a spacer of the right thickness and a wave spring? Wheels Mfg has spacers of many thicknesses and wave springs.


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    Yeah, if you know the amount of slack that needs to be taken up you can do that.
    I removed the (pos) preload on my XX1 cranks and replaced it with spacers and that worked just fine for years.

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