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Old 08-18-2010, 11:18 PM   #73
Beezer
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Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Anchorage, formerly Spenard (hub of the universe)
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I used to toy with vintage bikes that had pressed together crankshafts... to get the cheek off the pin required TONS of force on a hydraulic press. (I had one with a gauge that read tons). To replace still required the press on top of the heat shrinking process.

How much of an interference is it? Couldn't be that tough. If I was really worried I'd pull the pin out and dress down the gear end with a stone. I have a lathe, but you can do it with a drill press or even a hand held drill. Might have to pull the cam to get the pin out.... but thats only a few bolts & if the price is right, why not.

I don't think I would worry about the relief crack either.
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