Cottered what?

Just bought second hand unicycle, new to the sport, not sure if cranks are
cottered or not, could someone kindly remind me of the differences between
cottered and cotterless

Re: Cottered what?

Cottered means with cotters and cotterless means without cotters… does
that help? :slight_smile:

no seriously, if there appears to be a bolt through the pedal close to the axle
that means it has a >cotter pin< which by means of a corresponding slot in the
axle holds the pedal on.

If the end of the axle has a cap over a nut on the >end< of the axle (or just a
nut) this means it is cotterless. The nut pulls the pedal on to the end of the
axle. This is the better means of stopping the pedal from falling off.

hope that helps

Trev.

Trevpj@globalnet.co.uk Devizes. Wiltshire. England.

-----Original Message----- From: Simon Choppin
<gigachop@wiredchop.freeserve.co.uk> To: unicycling@winternet.com
<unicycling@winternet.com> Date: 28 August 1999 14:55 Subject: Cottered what?

>Just bought second hand unicycle, new to the sport, not sure if cranks are
>cottered or not, could someone kindly remind me of the differences between
>cottered and cotterless
>
>

Re: Cottered what?

They have pins to hold the cranks on, its old technologie. My 70’s Schwinn has
cottered cranks, there is a pin through the crank where is is attached to the
hub/axle. My Schwinn is running great still. My neice who I lent it to this
summer puts 6-12 miles on it a week.

Simon Choppin <gigachop@wiredchop.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in article
<7q8okr$uc$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk>…
> Just bought second hand unicycle, new to the sport, not sure if cranks
are
> cottered or not, could someone kindly remind me of the differences
between
> cottered and cotterless
>
>

Re: Cottered what?

Thank you everyone who replied, turns out my unicycle has cotterless cranks,
whether that is good or bad I’m not sure but at least I know what it is. Simon
Choppin <gigachop@wiredchop.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:7q8okr$uc$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk
> Just bought second hand unicycle, new to the sport, not sure if cranks are
> cottered or not, could someone kindly remind me of the differences between
> cottered and cotterless
>