Pop went the crankset!

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Leviathan
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by Leviathan

I ripped apart my KCNC RD1 crankset at the pedal entry point today. (Now I know what that creaking was!)Luckily Im a slow climber so only a few cuts & bruises. Oldish (3000kms crankset but nevertheless)
A couple of admittedly poor quality photos here
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What Id like to know is:
1) Doesnt KCNCs (patented method) of drilling out the crank to reduce weight, and then plugging the end of the hole with a threaded bung, which sits orthagonal to the pedal hole, create a stress riser? Has anyone seen this failure before?
2) More importantly, I was considering a ROTOR 3D crankset as replacement, but dont they use the same system?
Fanks.

by Weenie


RussellS
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by RussellS

3000 kilometers is old for a crankset?

bricky21
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by bricky21

:unbelievable: Hope that was a typo.

cmh
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by cmh

:shock:

justkeepedaling
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by justkeepedaling

3000 km, jeez. There better be another 0 added to the back of that number

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

at least it was patented :shock:
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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MattSoutherden
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by MattSoutherden

Next time I think of buying something other than a DA crank, I must remember to look at this...
Snacking on carrot sticks - Where did it all go so wrong?
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Mackers
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by Mackers

:shock:

Glad you came off relatively unscathed!

HillRPete
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by HillRPete

Let me know if you want mine :evil:

Glad you're ok

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

Obviously user error. Someone pushed too hard on the pedal. :P
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

TimmS
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by TimmS

Can't withstand a laugh on he patented inscription.
An patent on a crash?

Sorry, I really liked those cranks before a saw this failure and I hope you aren't damaged.
Get some Rotors instead ...

spandexboy817
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by spandexboy817

MattSoutherden wrote:Next time I think of buying something other than a DA crank, I must remember to look at this...



It happens to Dura Ace too!
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CamW
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by CamW

I'm totally not having cranks on my next bike :evil:

Fisherfreerider
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by Fisherfreerider

I have seen cranks from just about everybody do that. Call KCNC, they will probably help you out. They hooked up a customer of mine whose spider cracked plus gave him a gift card to cover his race entry fee.

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redoaker
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by redoaker

Yes, Rotor uses the same drill and plug method.

Good to see there wasn't any leg or foot meat hanging on the stub of that crank arm!

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