Abit of a waffle:
Ok, my Saint cranks are only two years old. Cosmetically they are battered but structurally great. I've been running a Superstar chain guide in addition to two spacers on the driveside which has left (admittably **** stupid..) a gap that only allowed a small part of the crank end cap thread to enable grip/preload.
Ergo- the end cap worked itself loose and fell off during my ride- crank arm wiggled abit BUT I was able to descend and pedal without the pedal rotating against the pedals thread.
My thinking is - if there is enough spline(?) left on the inside of the non-driveside pedal and on the axle then I should be ok to refit a new end cap AND fit the cranks on properly this time?
Has anyone experienced a non-driveside cranks working itself loose like this? What was the outcome? Could you save/reuse the cranks?
My thinking is If I lock it up tight/properly (bought a narrow wide ring) I should 'save' my cranks for longer?