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GXP 16mm outer crank bolt fell off, is this bad?

ToastyToasty Posts: 2,598
edited May 2010 in Workshop
My Tricross has a Truvativ Elita chainset, yesterday I removed the cranks (using only the 8mm bolt inside) to grease the axles. It seemed to self-extract fine and pop itself off, yesterday I was praising the genius design.

Unfortunately today out on a ride the outer 16mm bolt part seems to have fallen off somewhere, over about 15miles of country road, so it's pretty much a gonna. I take it the outer part is there JUST for the self extraction? Will it be safe without it for a bit?

Cheers

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The outer piece just holds the bolt captive to aid self-extraction - it won't make any difference to the function of your crank. Without it may make it tricky to remove the crank in the future tho.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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