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Removing left crankset?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by velocipede2288, 5 May 2008.

  1. velocipede2288

    velocipede2288 New Member

    When removing the left crankset, after removing the dustcap, Which way do you turn the nut? clockwise or anti-clockwise?
    I have done this many times before but can't remember. I figure as it is on the left, then it should be clockwise. But I can't shift mine.
    I'me sure the lockring is clockwise.
    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    the nut undoes anticlockwise as normal.

    the pedal and BB undo the 'wrong' way
     
  3. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    NOT on the left side it doesn't.
     
  4. velocipede2288

    velocipede2288 New Member

    Removing cranks.

    Just to let you know, I got it off. The drive side nut unscrews anticlockwise, the Lock ring and cone unsrews clockwise.
    I got the bottom bracket out now I have a new problem, I can't find a 129mm x 28 bottom bracket. I mayl have to try to do with a 127mm.
    The bike is 25 years old.
    But still runs like a dream.
     
  5. 127mm will work fine
     
  6. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    just remember my handy ditty.

    "right is right but left is wrong, unless it's a bottom bracket in which case it's right after all"

    it's a bit of a crap ditty, isn't it?
     
  7. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member


    interesting; I am pretty sure both bolts - the ones holding the cranks to the BB (Shimano) are regular right hand thread - lie what S.A. said.