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What should I do if I have a stripped crank?
What should I do if I have a stripped crank?
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If you find yourself facing the frustrating issue of a stripped crank on your bike, there's no need to worry. Fortunately, there is a solution available to address this problem.

In most cases, the best course of action is to replace the crank arm. To ensure a proper installation, we recommend seeking assistance from local bike shops or qualified bike mechanics who can provide expert guidance.

To find a suitable replacement crank arm for your specific bike model, you have a couple of options. You can visit any local bike shop where you can source the correct model. Alternatively, if you need assistance in locating the right replacement, feel free to reach out to us. We are more than happy to help you find the compatible crank arm you need.

If you feel uncertain or uncomfortable about replacing the crank arm yourself, we highly recommend seeking professional help. Local bike shops or qualified bike mechanics can ensure a proper installation and provide expert guidance throughout the process.

It's important to remember that preventing stripped cranks is crucial. To avoid this issue in the first place, follow these steps when installing pedals or performing any maintenance involving the crank arm:

  1. Apply grease to the spindle thread.

  2. Hand-tighten the spindle completely.

  3. Use a spanner to further tighten the spindle.

By following these preventive measures, you can help maintain the integrity of your crank arm and minimise the risk of encountering stripped crank issues in the future.

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