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    Raceface Turbine Cinch Crank Issues

    I have had my Turbine Cinch crankset for at least 3-4 seasons I think, and recently it has been a little b!tch. I cannot keep the chainring nut tight for more then a handful of rides rides, and the preload adjuster keeps backing off.

    The last two times I have serviced the crankset they were complete tear downs, and detailed cleanings. Blue loctite was used on everything that had threads and grease was applied as needed. Torqued to spec with calibrated wrench. I even spit on it a few times for good measure.

    Any tips?

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    Yo Jon, I was just looking at taking apart and cleaning RF Turbine Cinch crank and BB on my fat bike. Sucker is on their tight, any trick to loosening with the 8mm hex? Do I need the 16mm to loosen the cap first?

    Also, which grease do you use?

    Update: sorry for possibly hijacking your thread.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    I loosen and back the collar off first, then usually use a long breaker bar w/ and 8mm hex socket to get the crank arm off. No need to do anything with the 16mm.

    I have had good luck with Phil Wood waterproof grease. I'll shoot you a FB message.

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    Do you have the plastic newer preload? You can get the Cane Creek ewings preload adjuster as a stand alone, aluminium and a machine screw, might be a bit more robust.

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    Metal preload adjuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Do you have the plastic newer preload? You can get the Cane Creek ewings preload adjuster as a stand alone, aluminium and a machine screw, might be a bit more robust.
    Just picked up one of these. Going to install it over the weekend!

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    id suggest a hollowgram lockring and wave washer.

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    ^thanks for the pics....I'll have to check that out!

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