Record Carbon Crank: Problem

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  1. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    I was attempting to remove a pedal from the non drive side crank arm of my 2006 Record carbon crankset for some regular maintanence/lube. The pedal required a bit of force to loosen and when I turned it I noticed that it wasn't the pedal coming loose, but the brass bushing seemed to be unthreading from the carbon arm. It took some force to move it and, I quickly reversed direction and tighented the bushing back to a flush postition. It seemed very snug in there and required a pretty good amount of force to move it at all, but this is a tad unsettling. At some point I may need to actually remove the pedal, but also I don't want this think to come loose at the worst possible time. Has anyone else had this happen to their campy carbon cranks? Any advice on how to fix this?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Peter@vecchios

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    No repair, warranty. We've seen it a couple of times. 3 year warranty.
     
  3. PeterF

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    Ouch.. ebay purchase..

    Is there a repair option? it seems to be pretty snug in there. Is it threaded into the carbon?
     
  4. Peter@vecchios

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    Ya can try to JB weld it in there. Yes, metal insert into the carbon.
     
  5. PeterF

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    I do have some JB. I'll give it a try. I don't want to unthread it too much, but I think I can get some in there. Thanks.
     
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    Just help me with my ignorance but what is JB weld?
     
  7. Peter@vecchios

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    http://www.jbweld.net/index.php

    Stuff we use, 2 tubes, mix equal amounts, lather on, hold together, let dry, hooked together forever, pretty much.
     
  8. youhaditcoming

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    did you put grease on the pedal or crank thread when installing ? I'd like to know because that is stated on the installing instructions, but a mechanic told me not to, because with grease on it you can overtighten the pedal. I would go with grease when installing.. Any thoughts ?
     
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    A brand of two part epoxy.
     
  10. PeterF

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    I used a tiny bit on the threads but not so much that it would spill over on to the carbon. The pedal is a Speedplay X2 which doesn't give you a lot for the wrench to grip, so when installing them I would have been careful to make sure the wrench wouldn't slip and scratch the carbon.
     
  11. kdelong

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    I have always taken a dim view of the claims that you can overtighten anything that has grease on it. And if this is a concern, one can always purchase a torque wrench, which really should be part of the tool kit for anyone who owns a CF bike. Actually, I would suggest that one use anti-seize compound rather than regular grease. It will stay in place longer.
     
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