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    cranky

    guess what?

    i always thought primo powerbite cranks were splined, but they're square tapered. so when i put my cranks back on, i assume the grease that's on the spindles and inside the cranks shouldn't be there, correct?

    and is there anyway to service the bearing without taking them out? i turn the spindle and it's quite gritty...
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    Re: cranky

    Keep the grease there. Well, actually wipe it all off and apply fresh grease. It helps get the arms sufficiently tight without the bare metals grabbing prematurely. Greasing it before assembly also prevents creaking and loosening later.

    As for the bearings, I don't know if those are servicable.

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    Hmm, I didn't know Primo's were square-tapered either. I thought they had the freehub body type looking spline to them. Ah well.

    I can't say if the Primo bearings are servicable, but they're probably cartridge bearings, so you can find a replacement at most BMX shops online. If you can remove the seals without damage to the setup, you might be able to blast the inside with some WD-40, brush it clean, then regrease and reassemble. If you're gonna replace em, might as well give it a shot.

    Didn't you have a problem with the steel pedal insert, BTW? Did you ever get that fixed?

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    yeah, i finally got the pedal out yesterday. worked on that thing like 15 mins with all my weight...tweaked my back in the process and now i can't bend over. not sure what kind of grease they used, but there's a little red on a pedal spindle. i figured i'll fidle around with the bearings sometime this weekend.

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    If it's red crusty stuff, it might be red locktite. The stuff they use to make sure you just about never remove a part (without welding or gluing). I had to use some penetrating oil then put my Hayes adapter bolts under a lighter to get them to budge.

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    well whadaya know...that's what it is. is the blue loctite a little easier to deal with than the red?

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    yes.

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    I sell bearings and Loctite products at work. Cost me lesss than $10 to rebuild my Crossland rear wheel.

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    Oh yea, try the green Loctite if you really want some fun!

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    Originally posted by Brian B
    Oh yea, try the green Loctite if you really want some fun!
    That new to me. I knew there was blue and red...but this is the first I've heard of green. I'm guessing it holds even better than the red!
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