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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.

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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VecchioJo [401 posts] 6 years ago
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it's just preparing you for the bearings, which are made of the finest brie  1

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STATO [514 posts] 6 years ago
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"Spoiling the ship for a ha'porth of tar"

... you mean grease i think

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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 6 years ago
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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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therevokid [972 posts] 6 years ago
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ah .... happy memories of trying to get look keo cleats
off as well ......

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catchie [2 posts] 6 years ago
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 102 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.