Spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar

by Dave Atkinson   October 4, 2010  

Crank Brothers Candy X pedal

48 minutes, three Dremel multi cutting discs, one Dremel grinding bit, one singed finger and several choice swear words later I have finally removed my brand new Crank Brothers cleat and moved it to the correct position.

And all because they specced bolts made out of cheese, rather than the more usual steel. Probably saving themselves 0.7p in the process. So thanks, Crank Brothers.

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it's just preparing you for the bearings, which are made of the finest brie Smile

posted by VecchioJo [751 posts]
5th October 2010 - 0:05

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"Spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar"

... you mean grease i think

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posted by STATO [418 posts]
5th October 2010 - 9:10

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i did everything right. everything. cleaned the back plate, greased the threads and the cleat, used a really good allen key. and it still rounded off. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7432 posts]
5th October 2010 - 9:52

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ah .... happy memories of trying to get look keo cleats
off as well ......

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [725 posts]
5th October 2010 - 13:15

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At Wits End Hi Dave, finally got around to getting myself sorted on your website! Looking excellent by the way!! Any advice on helmets for fat heads that don't break the bank and don't give you an even greater fat headed mushroom. ie as slim profile as possible for a second hand bargain basement £30-40 price range.

posted by catchie [2 posts]
10th October 2010 - 18:04

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