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

    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. OP

    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

    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.
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