Just installed a 2nd hand crankset I got off the classifieds and the cranks don't spin as freely as the other Evolve crankset I've got. This fine or do I need remedial actions?
Stiff XType BB (Raceface)
have you tightened the cranks to the proper torque?
i have the same issue when i changed my cranks and realised they were too tight.
That would assume I'm not a ham fisted ape who has a torque wrench. I don't
I'll give my other ones a tweak and see how tight the bolt is on those and try to replicate. Or I'll go borrow a torque wrench.
it will make bgger all difference riding
(see my thread about BB's) but I've been reading about installing / removing cranks recently and RaceFace say there's no real setting for the bolt as it 'bottom's out' They say:
"Tighten the RH crank bolt until the crank bottoms-out on the spindle. This is a hard stop. You will not be able to tighten the bolt further. This completes the installation."
To me; that removes the ham-fisted home mechanic potential, and is very reassuring! I suspect though, that there's some other thing that we could still muck up in the install procedure...
I'll shove the chain on and see how it pedals and worry about it after that then.
Yep - RF cranks bottom out so torque settings aren't really important. You can tweak the bearing tension by removing or changing washers/spacers on the spindle - it's in the instructions on the RF website.
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