aerozine crank, err, issues
I too had the superstar cranks and went through 3 sets before demanding my money back.
I know of 3 other people who have run them with the left hand crank coming lose, despite being fitted to SS torque settings.
Get the money back NOW while you still can. Whether the lovely neil gives it you or not is another matter…Posted 8 years agoStonerSubscriber
mine went back for warranty replacement as the crank arm kept falling off.
I was polite but firm.
Alledgedly “manufacturing tolerance issue”.
More like “rubbish design issue” IMO
It had a single pinchbolt and the new one that replaced it had a double pinchbolt (like XT)
Now I believe they use a system like Race Face.
BB seized too.
Sold replacement on eBay to a dutchman for more than I paid.Posted 8 years ago
Went to Middleburn.pushbikeriderMember
<the octopron will be along shortly>
The pinch bolt came undone on mine (done up with allen key) surprisingly, after splashing £40 on a mini torque wrench and allen bits, nipping it up to 15Nm (think that’s right) did the trick and it’s not come lose since (didn’t the STW review mention the bolt coming undone?).
I’ll agree that it’s a dodgy design, and the fitting instructions it came with didn’t mention the torque value for the pinch bolt! Hopefully sorted with the new design.
Chainsuck? Mmm, I’d say no more than any other chainset I’ve used. I’ve had other SS chainrings – both middles and 3 ring sets which appear fine (and good vfm).
Bottom Brackets? Dogshite. Both the Aerozine and standard SS bb’s suck in water and seize at the drop of a hat! Now happily running a HOPE bb instead.
Other than that I’d got one of the first sets for £99 which was cracking value, they look good and are nice and light, don’t find them flexy but I’m not packing too many pies…Posted 8 years agomijeSubscriber
sarcastic bystanders welcome…
i’ve had two sets of cranks (x12-fx) in the last 2 months, both not ridden much.
# chainsuck on inner and middle rings in the mud
# both bottom brackets seized (and freed)
# lh arm moved 90 degrees on landing a modest drop at the bikefest on sat – crash etc
superstar tell me they don’t have many problems with these cranks. i’m pretty sure that the pinch bolt undoes itself, as the one on the other bike was coming loose too.
so, how have others found these cranks?
not looking for a general superstar-bashing as i really like what they are trying to do – make the price of bits of metal less eye-watering, and their brake pads are a1.
but not convinced by these cranks
thanking youPosted 8 years ago
Pinch bolt came undone with mine and the ‘knurling’ on the inside of the crank arm became rounded off. I was told that they would not be warrantied as they had not been fitted properly, to the required torque settings. No instructions as to torque settings were included with the cranks.
I was also told that the BB that I had bought had been jet washed and this is why it had seized after 3 months. Several of the brake pads that I bought from them came away from the backing plate. I am an unhappy, and very firmly ex, customer.Posted 8 years ago
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