+1. Very nice. Get a good bottom bracket to go with them such as a Phil Wood.ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
Middleburn is available in ISISDeeZee said:Any cranks that do not use a square taper BB?
I'm not so sure that it will seem like such a great idea when it comes to swap a worn/bent/damaged ring...chexem said:I find the red loc-tite to be the very easiest solution. It takes a blow torch to get the bolts off. Absolutely no squeaks, no slips, no errors.
Still, I think it's a bit excessive... To have to resort to a blow torch to change a ring. Why wouldn't you try blue loc-tite first?chexem said:Well, its not like you have to melt the chainring. Just warm the ring bolts a bit, one at a time, and they pop off. You do need the special little wrench, I found a broad blade screwdriver just isn't the right tool for the job. My only initial problem was remembering that I had used the red loc-tite and needed to heat the bolts. More than a few grunts and groans on that day.
That sounds like a good idea, no red on threads.crux said:A mix of red and blue actually works very well. Use red on the external surface keeping the bolt from rotating and blue on the threads. Only a small drop is needed on both surfaces keeping everything tight.
When you need to remove the bolt it comes off easily with a small blow from a rubber mallet.
Becoming loose and then making noise. There is a lot of torque on those little bolts.farrisw1 said:So is the problem here the chain ring bolts are creaking, squeaking & making noise or they are becoming loose and require frequent tightening??
Do you guys put any grease on the outside of the bolts?Arek said:That sounds like a good idea, no red on threads.