I can’t believe a bike shop mechanic could have done that. How could he be so incompetent?
I’d be very worried that the threads in the spindle are damaged. The spindle is softer metal than the super hardened Bitchin bolts. See how well your Profile crank tool can thread into the spindle. Hopefully the crank tool will thread in properly and hold.
i could scarceley beleive it either. its like somebody had never seen a splined axle before, profiles have been around for 20 years! how could you work in a bike shop for even a week with out seeing one?
i tried the crank tool like you suggested, and it seems fine. which is good.
thats certainly the last time that anybody else execpt experienced unicyclists get to touch my unicycles with a spanner.
even if i have to learn how to build my own wheels.
the wheel build seems fine though.
and the bike shop assured me that all their work was garunteed and they’ll replace the bolts. still i’m giong to have a word with the mechanic in person and make him read the little book of instructions that came with th profile hub.
if the bike shop had given me a call and said “err sorry ewan, weve stripped one of the bolts on your unicycle, would you like to come down to the shop to talk about it”
i dont think i would have minded,
but for them to make an arse job of it and then just stick it together an pretend nothing had happened, just makes it look like they think their customers are stupid.
i shall not be recomending them to anybody. unless they realy go out of their way to say make amends, i’ll be going to see them agian tomorow, the boss wasn’t there when i went their yesterday.