Crank / BB - Great Big Gap!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Thomk, 24 Jul 2012.

  1. Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    I'm no expert but this doesn't look quite right to me. It's on my old Specialized Rockhopper:
     

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  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Has it always been like that, or have you had something changed / replaced lately?
     
  3. OP
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    Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Not sure. I've only had it a couple of years and have hardly used it - it was given to me by a friend. When I got it I sent it to my local bike shop for a service and I would guess it's done about 10 miles since. I can only assume it was like that when I got it.
     
  4. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Thomk, can't quite see the problem myself, am I missing something.
     
  5. OP
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    Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    It just looked a bit weird to me but I'm fairly clueless so perhaps it's supposed to look like that.
     
  6. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    crank1.jpg crank2.jpg
    If its the gap you are worried about here are two of my bikes
     
  7. OP
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    Thomk

    Thomk Veteran

    Location:
    Warwickshire
    If nothing else I've learned that mine needs a good clean!
     
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  8. actonblue

    actonblue Über Member

    It looks fine. if you are not happy try to tighten the crank bolt a little more.
    If you can not tighten it then it is tight enough.
     
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