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8 of 8 people found this helpful
Exactly what I needed
on April 20, 2012
I bought a 2012 Diamondback Outlook mountain bike and after about 50 miles I felt the cranks creaking a little bit left to right when I would pedal. I assumed the bottom bracket wasn't quite tight. A friend with a crank puller and some good wrenches took the bottom bracket completely apart and put it all back together for me. Apparently he didn't tighten the lock ring very tightly and it eventually came loose and I began experience the creaking again. I realized this was the exact same issue I had had in the first place as I could hand loosen the lock ring. I bought the Park Tool HCW-5 and it fit the lock ring perfectly. I was able to tighten the lock ring sufficiently that it no longer creaks and it shouldn't come loose again while I'm riding. 5 stars for a decently priced product that does exactly what it is supposed to without tearing up the metal like a pair of pliers would.