Ok Ive had my unicycle for about a month. I think Ive made some pretty good progress. I can ride with the seat on my stomach, do drops easily, and I just recently learned to hop up and ride down stairs. Last night I was showing my mom how I could hop up some stairs, as I was riding back to my house my left pedal started shifting and doing all sort of weird crap. Then all of a sudden my crank fell off. This has been a devoloping problem ever since a week or so ago I have had to tighten my cranks after every ride. My unicycle is just a cheap learner I bought it for $60 bucks wholesale. Its a Sun 24". I was thinking that I might just weld my cranks directly to my hub and just ride until they completely bust off. I am saving up for a KH 24" but I dont expect to get that for a little while. Do you guys have any cheap suggestions?
On the advise of this forum, I took my crank off, cleaned and then greased the square taper, replaced the crank and tightened it as hard as I could. I was quite surprised to see the crank slide on an additional quarter inch from where it was sitting before. I have not had a problem with it coming loose since then (a month ago).
Put some grease on the tapers before installing the crank. And then put a little “Red” Loctite on the retaining nut threads.
Here is an old post describing the procedure:
Here is a FAQ by Sofa about installing cranks:
The trick is to put grease on the tapers. The Loctite just helps them stay tight, but it’s the grease that allows them to get tight in the first place.
Re: My P.O.S. cranks
On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 16:14:32 -0500, ajp529
> I can ride with the seat on my stomach,
Could you post a picture?
Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
“No two crotches are alike. If they are, I don’t want to know about it. - John Foss, on seat comfort.”
actuaally - ya. I just found my lego digicam so Il hook it up and ride around so you guys can see.