Does this look bent to you?
No, not a Bill Clinton’esque question but my chainset.
I had a fairly big crash a couple of months ago and at the time I thought I had bent a pedal axle as my chainset felt ‘wobly’.
However, when I was cleaning the blood of the bike the other day I’m starting to think its actually the bottom bracket or crank arm that is bent. Whadda ya reckon?Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Strap a mini maglight (or better a laser pointer) to the bottom of the pedal, pointing forwards. Put the bike in a darkish room pointing head-on towards a wall – ideally clamp the bike in a stand. Rotate the crank backwards a turn and watch the point of light. If it moves from side-to-side rather than just up and down then something’s bent. To test if it’s the pedal or crank, you could try the test again with a different pedal, or take the pedal off and inspect its axle.Posted 4 years agojackthedogMember
That’s so bent it’s not even funny. Just looking at the first photo I can immediately tell, as should anyone else with eyes, from right across a very spacious room that that crank is the bentest thing anyone will see all day. Replace the crank, check the pedal. And as you had a crash big enough to do that much damage to a crank, check the rest of the bike (and yourself) closely too before riding again.Posted 4 years ago
Either way looks like something is going to have to get replaced.
Made some enquiries but don’t think you can get spare axles for those pedals and obv a new chainset will be a fair chunk. What with the jersey I trashed and the dental work on my tooth this crashing malarky can be quite pricey 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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