Crank Serviced - April 2010 PDF Print E-mail

I do not have much confidence in the quality of the metal in any of the load bearing parts, eg the hubs and crank. The front hub is replaced with the electric motor anyway, and the rear hub was replaced with a Shimano hub. So this left the peddle crank to check.

The crank was disassembled and inspected for wear. As the photos show, the races look worn already, but so far they are not making any noise. The bearings seem to have survived 3 months of use.

The crank was regreased with Castrol LM multipurpose grease.

Crank race and bearings

Crank bearing shell