Somewhere between the ‘true confessions’ and ‘things arseholes do’ thread, post your mechanical fuck-ups here.
My bottom bracket came loose the other day, so I had to remove my cranks to tighten it. Pulled out my crank extractor, wound the nut in, grabbed my 8mm hex key and proceeded wind the bolt it. Hmmm…seems tough. Kept turning. No dice. Fuck! Why is it stuck? Gave it a good heave-ho…and out comes the thread - stripped.
Get a new crank off oTai (thanks man.) Before installing I wind in the crank extractor in TO REALISE I HADN’T TAKEN THE CAP OFF THE BOLT! So I was just basically winding the bolt into the crank, not the spindle. Way to ruin a crank!
Some people shouldn’t be allowed to work on bikes.