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Raceface crank boots make hole bigger

arnieA380arnieA380 Posts: 59
edited December 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys

Iv just recieved my raceface crank arm boots for my carrera vulcan bike but one of the holes is too small

Does anybody have any ideas on best way tp make the hole bigger, iv tried scissors and a knife but doesnt seem to work

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  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    So I know what you are on about, boots are the small silicone rubber covers that go over the end of the crank, held in place etc via the pedal spindle

    Surely both are the same so the holes are the same too? If not, then send them back.

    Otherwise mark the correct size hole with a biro a different heat up a piece of wire to melt the hole out

    Actually thinking about it maybe the material stretches around the spindle to keep the boot in place hence the hole being smaller .
  • On each boot their is hole is smaller then the hole the pedals screw into so when i boot the boots on
    The pedals do not go back on as they wont go through the small hole of the boot
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Right way round?

    But why bother?
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    The hole at the Back is smaller. The hole at the front should be fine for your pedal spindle to fit through. Have you got them the right way round ?

    Google pictures of them to make sure.
  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    cougie wrote:
    The hole at the Back is smaller. The hole at the front should be fine for your pedal spindle to fit through. Have you got them the right way round ?
    r/quote]

    Yes that puzzles me as well, it should be possible to stretch the boot over the shoulder on the spindle before fully tightening the spindle
  • o my word so dumb

    yep your right i was putting them on the wrong way around sorry guys thank you for your help anyway and why bother?

    i bother as i want to protect my bike the best i can
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Nice work on coming back to update anyway !
  • no problem always update people
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