Step of 3: Replace A Shimano Hollowtech Crankset On A Bike
Fit A Shimano Hollowtech Crankset On A Bike
Modern bikes usually have cranks made of aluminium, they are mounted on an axle made of harder material, usually steel. If there's any play between the cranks and the crank axle the soft aluminium will soon get worn to the point where it's impossible to lock the cranks. If the cranks are loose don't ride the bike.
Push the Shimano Hollowtech axle in
Push the hollowtech axle in from the right-hand side.
Fit the Safety Tab
Push the plastic safety tab back into the slot in the left-hand Shimano Hollowtech crank.
Screw in the Pre-load Cap
Screw in the plastic pre-load cap. It goes in finger tight with a special plastic tool.
Lock the Left Hand Shimano Hollowtech Crank
Tighten the pinch bolts in turn a little at a time. The Shimano Hollowtech crankset has now been fitted properly.