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Chain rings falling apart

bicebice Posts: 772
edited September 2009 in Workshop
I have been commuting on my pride and joy in this dry weather and became aware of a creaking sound. Thought it was the Chorus bottom bracket, which was second hand and tired when I got it, but the creaking was only on the inner ring.

So I thought it had to be chain rub.

I loosened the front mech, raised it a bit, moved it outwards. But it didn't do any good.

Only on third roadside attempt this morning did I notice I had lost 3 of the chain ring bolts on the Record square tapered crankset. And the fourth was loose. I tightened that one up and limped to work on the outer ring.

Losing chainring bolts - and the creaking sound caused by it - is a first for me. Are Campag/Shimano ones are interchangeable?


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The old square taper ones are - need to be tightened properly and worth using some medium-grade Loctite too
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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