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Why does my non-drive side crank arm come loose?

It’s well known that left-side crank arms come loose because of changing torque that causes play, as noted by Daniel. This is especially true on a street-ridden fixed gear because the torque REVERSES ...
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Shims between Crank and Chain Ring

"Clearance is clearance" as they say, meaning that missing by a little is just as good as missing by a lot. Round washers between your spider and chainring would work, but they won't have ...
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Shims between Crank and Chain Ring

Chainring spacers are available commercially, wheelsmfg making 1,2,3 etc mm ones. They are marketed to singlespeed and track riders wanting to optimise chainline. They have a good contact area and are ...
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How to keep square taper cranks tight?

Whacking the assembly with a hammer is not a good idea as damage to the bearings may result. Try a bit of high pressure lubricant at the crank-spindle interface to ease assembly. Use the recommended ...
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Shimano Alfine crankset Q Factor?

Alfine is Tiagra rebranded with a different BCD chainring. It's quiet narrow, hardly clears the chainstays on my Trekking bike with Nexus Hub. I can measure, but it's a bit complicated measurement. I ...
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Swapping BB and crankset between bikes

The crank will need to come off the spindle to access the BB tool fitting. The frames do not care about square vs octalink. Many frames in the genre the Masi belongs to (short chainstays, large tire ...
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Which way does this ring go on the left crank of this Shimano Deore Hollowtech II external bottom bracket crank?

I fully agree with the comment of Criggie. The ridged side of the washer (rubber sealing) should go to the bearing. That's the only way the sealing works efficiently.
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SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 compatible with Shimano 11-speed crankset and Shimano rim brakes?

Just to update this for future viewers. Rotor makes AXS compatible chainrings for their chainsets, which happen to fit some Shimano 11 speed chainsets, for example my 105 r7000 chainset with left-...
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