Originally Posted by dracothered
Got my new pedal crank and bottom bracket bearing set with cones. Will have to bend it to make it wide enough, but I'm not sure if I want to use this crank as it looks to be the same length as the old one. I also not sure how easy it will be to bend it even with heat to make it red hot. Can any of you give some idea of how hard they are to bend with heat applied?
After it's red hot, You'll have to get it in a vice and slide a peice of pipe over the other end and apply some pressure to it. It WILL bend. Then, heat it up again and dip it in water or oil to reset the metal grain for strength. Then again, some say there's no need for this. I say it couldn't hurt.
IT'S YOUR BIKE, BUILD IT YOUR WAY.