Why does my bike crank keeps falling off?

What’s most likely happening when a bolt will not keep a crank arm tight on the spindle, despite being tightened to torque, is that the crank arm interface is damaged in some way. The splines on the crank arm can be ovalized or otherwise damaged if ridden when loose.

Why does my bike crank keep coming off?

If you’ve been repeatedly riding with a loose crank arm it could be that it’s now damaged. You could try tightening with lots of torque, grease on the square taper and threadlocker (e.g. blue Loctite, but in a pinch any kind of glue works) on the threads.
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Why is my crank wobbling?

In my experience, wobbling cranks are often a symptom of a square-taper crank that wasn’t installed with sufficient torque. They can be totally trashed long before they fall off, or they can fall off and still be useable.

How do you fix a wobbly pedal?

Place the pedal back in the socket and tighten it until it is secure. To tighten the pedals, turn the right pedal clockwise and the left pedal counterclockwise. Once you feel resistance, turn the pedal about 1/8 of a rotation further to properly tighten it. DO NOT use excessive force when you are tightening the pedal.

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Why does my crank arm keep falling off?

What’s most likely happening when a bolt will not keep a crank arm tight on the spindle, despite being tightened to torque, is that the crank arm interface is damaged in some way. The splines on the crank arm can be ovalized or otherwise damaged if ridden when loose.

How tight should crank arms be?

Registered. Most square taper crank arms should be 29 ft-lbs. That is pretty darn tight. As has been mentioned, if it came loose, the crank arm is likely damaged beyond repair already and needs to be replaced.

How much does it cost to replace a crank on a bike?

Cranks

Install BB $30.00 cranks
Install crank set $30.00 includes front derailleur adj
Install chain ring $15-$25.00 will vary with type of crank
Install pedals $5
Install chain $10.00

When should I replace my bike crank?

“An inner chainring is considered worn when a clean new chain starts to chain suck [when doesn’t release well at the bottom of the chainring) and an outer chairing is considered worn when it is very rough running or the shifting is poor or inconsistent.

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