Anyone else having this issue with Tru Vativ Hussefelt DH cranks?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Combfilter, May 19, 2003.

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  1. Combfilter

    Combfilter Guest

    Ok where you screw your pedal into the crank they put this washer that is threaded also. It's
    supposed to be torqued in there so it never comes out, but their first run of these wasn't torqued
    high enough. This washer comes out and sticks on your pedals and there is really no way to get it
    off unless you have a vice grip and ruin it. It's the lamest design.. You would think that the
    washer deal would at least be reverse threaded. I called tru vativ and they knew about the problem
    and sent me out new cranks, but even these new ones are doing the same thing. I am not tightening
    down my pedals real tight or anything. The real shitty thing is that I ride both urban and XC style
    stuff. So I switch out my pedals accordingly (platforms on street and clipless for XC). If I call
    tru vativ again they are going to think I am hustling them for free cranks or something, that is why
    I am asking in here.. I can't be the only one that has come across this.

    peace
     
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  2. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    "Combfilter" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Ok where you screw your pedal into the crank they put this washer that is
    threaded also.
    > It's supposed to be torqued in there so it never comes out, but their
    first run of these
    > wasn't torqued high enough. This washer comes out and sticks on your
    pedals and there is
    > really no way to get it off unless you have a vice grip and ruin it. It's
    the lamest
    > design.. You would think that the washer deal would at least be reverse
    threaded. I
    > called tru vativ and they knew about the problem and sent me out new
    cranks, but even
    > these new ones are doing the same thing. I am not tightening down my
    pedals real tight
    > or anything. The real shitty thing is that I ride both urban and XC
    style stuff. So I
    > switch out my pedals accordingly (platforms on street and clipless for
    XC). If I call
    > tru vativ again they are going to think I am hustling them for free cranks
    or something,
    > that is why I am asking in here.. I can't be the only one that has come
    across this.

    We had the same problem on one of our bikes. The Truvatives got quickly replaced with a set of
    Racefaces.

    - CA-G

    Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
     
  3. > pedals real tight
    > > or anything. The real shitty thing is that I ride both urban and XC
    > style stuff. So I
    > > switch out my pedals accordingly (platforms on street and clipless for
    > XC). If I call
    > > tru vativ again they are going to think I am hustling them for free cranks
    > or something,
    > > that is why I am asking in here.. I can't be the only one that has come
    > across this.
    >

    I haven't seen them come with a threaded washer yet, were these retail or OEM cranks? All the
    ones I've seen, the washers were loose in a little baggie zip tied to one crank arm. I guess
    they got tired of people breaking their cranks because they didn't read the directions and
    install the washers.
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    Chris Phillipo - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia http://www.ramsays-online.com
     
  4. Combfilter

    Combfilter Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > "Combfilter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Ok where you screw your pedal into the crank they put this washer that is
    > threaded also.
    > > It's supposed to be torqued in there so it never comes out, but their
    > first run of these
    > > wasn't torqued high enough. This washer comes out and sticks on your
    > pedals and there is
    > > really no way to get it off unless you have a vice grip and ruin it. It's
    > the lamest
    > > design.. You would think that the washer deal would at least be reverse
    > threaded. I
    > > called tru vativ and they knew about the problem and sent me out new
    > cranks, but even
    > > these new ones are doing the same thing. I am not tightening down my
    > pedals real tight
    > > or anything. The real shitty thing is that I ride both urban and XC
    > style stuff. So I
    > > switch out my pedals accordingly (platforms on street and clipless for
    > XC). If I call
    > > tru vativ again they are going to think I am hustling them for free cranks
    > or something,
    > > that is why I am asking in here.. I can't be the only one that has come
    > across this.
    >
    > We had the same problem on one of our bikes. The Truvatives got quickly replaced with a set of
    > Racefaces.
    >
    > - CA-G
    >
    > Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
    >
    >
    >
    I wish I could afford some RaceFaces.. I got me a nice raceface stem, but the cranks are out of my
    price range.. I still can't believe that not more people are having this issue with tru vativ.

    -comb
     
  5. Combfilter

    Combfilter Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >
    > > pedals real tight
    > > > or anything. The real shitty thing is that I ride both urban and XC
    > > style stuff. So I
    > > > switch out my pedals accordingly (platforms on street and clipless for
    > > XC). If I call
    > > > tru vativ again they are going to think I am hustling them for free cranks
    > > or something,
    > > > that is why I am asking in here.. I can't be the only one that has come
    > > across this.
    > >
    >
    > I haven't seen them come with a threaded washer yet, were these retail or OEM cranks? All the ones
    > I've seen, the washers were loose in a little baggie zip tied to one crank arm. I guess they got
    > tired of people breaking their cranks because they didn't read the directions and install the
    > washers.
    >
    OEM

    -comb
     
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