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Creaky crank problem: Campag 11sp Athena crankset (Ultra torque)

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Asked by: Jahed Bautista

How does Campagnolo Ultra Torque work?

The Campagnolo® Ultra-Torque® system integrates both the spindle and bearings into the arms. The cups are installed in the bike without cartridge bearings. The bearings are pressed to the crank spindle. When the cranks are removed, the bearings come with the arms.

How do you remove the Campagnolo Ultra Torque crank?

Quote from video: Note super record cranks is a left-hand titanium bolt turn this bolt clockwise to remove. Pull both arms from the bike. The bearings come out with the arms.

How do you tighten a Campagnolo bottom bracket?

Quote from video: Don't add any grease everything that you need is already on the threads. Tighten the cups by hand first to make sure they're straight and not cross threaded.

Is Power Torque compatible with Ultra Torque?

power torque is completely different and non-compatible with UT bearings and cups, different sized bearings. PT requires a puller just to remove cranks from bike. also SR bb cups will work with any UT crankset, but do not have the additional seal that the RECORD bb cups have.

What size are Campagnolo Ultra Torque Bearings?

6805N-2RS Kit (Campagnolo Ultra Torque)

Weight 0.036 kg
Dimensions 37 × 37 × 6 mm
Dimensions 25 x 37 x 6
ID 25
OD 37

Do all cranks fit all bottom brackets?

In general terms, most cranksets can be fitted to a variety of bottom bracket shells, though much of this compatibility depends upon the availability of suitable hardware (see next section). Any incompatibilities that do arise are often related to the length and/or diameter of the crank axle.

How do you remove the crank from a Campagnolo Record?


  1. Unscrew the crank bolt with a 14mm hex key. The arm will not come off.
  2. Remove the washer. …
  3. Pad the crank. …
  4. Insert the extension plug. …
  5. Install the CBP-3 bearing puller. …
  6. Pull the crank off. …
  7. Yank out the drive arm. …
  8. Remove the crankarms as above.

How do you remove a square taper crank?

Quote from video: You usually just need one good push. And it should break it loose from the bicycle. From here the crank should just slide right off.

How do you remove a crank set?

Quote from video: So usually you traditionally you want to remove your drive side first. So come over with your crank puller tool and screw it in and this screws forward the threading so that would make it clockwise.

How does a bottom bracket work?

The bottom bracket on a bicycle connects the crankset (chainset) to the bicycle and allows the crankset to rotate freely. It contains a spindle to which the crankset attaches, and the bearings that allow the spindle and crankset to rotate. The chainrings and pedals attach to the cranks.

What is spindle diameter?

Spindle diameter is 24mm on the drive side, and 22mm on the non-drive side where the splines are.

How do I know my spindle size?

Quote from video: So it's at its maximum width and then you come in here and just measure it and you're going to measure from the base. All the way to the tip of the splines. Okay easy enough right.

Are all cranksets the same size?

Cranks come in a range of sizes, most commonly from 165mm to 190mm, and ideal crank length is often determined by three factors: your height, your cycling discipline and your personal preferences. If you change your crank length, it will change how it feels to pedal your bike, and it may change your fit on your bike.

How do you measure crank spindle?

Pull off both crank arms, then measure the spindle of the BB, that’s what the Shimano Crank is saying it needs. When you measure spindle length, you need to only measure to the ends of the square taper. Some spindles have threaded bits that extend beyond the square taper. Don’t include those in that measurement.

What is a spindle?

1 : a slender round rod or stick with narrowed ends by which thread is twisted in spinning and on which it is wound. 2 : something (as an axle or shaft) which has a slender round shape and on which something turns. spindle. noun. spin·​dle | \ ˈspin-dᵊl \

What is the use of spindle?

A spindle is a rotating shaft with a fixture for holding a tool (in the case of a milling, grinding, or drilling spindle) or a workpiece (in the case of a turning spindle). The spindle shaft serves as a support, a positioner, and a rotary drive for the tool or workpiece.

What is the spindle on a car?

In an automobile, the wheel spindle, sometimes simply called the spindle, is a part of the suspension system that carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms.