edl wrote:I think every crampon I've ever owned has had a single screw or pin holding it together. Never had one fail. The shear strength of that screw is probably higher than the shear strength of your ankle.
Metal fatigue is a bigger factor. Always check to make sure the screw is tight. Always carry a small repair kit with spare screws and a small screwdriver. And don't be afraid to replace if it it looks worn.
MikeTX wrote:see that adjustment screw? it kinda gives me the willies. i mean, it's just one screw. if that thing shears, i'm going for a ride i won't soon forget. what do y'all think
stefschuermans wrote:Search for a inox screw, they have more strenght than the iron zinqued one which is in it now.
If you would live in europe I would send you some (working in a metal factory)
Also, go for a screw with a bolted hexed nut, the tools you will need weight less ... And they have the same strength
WouterB wrote:MikeTX wrote:see that adjustment screw? it kinda gives me the willies. i mean, it's just one screw. if that thing shears, i'm going for a ride i won't soon forget. what do y'all think
My brand new grivel G12's don't have a screw, but just a pin that is held down by some kind of "spring" system. I wouldn't worry about a screw, especially if you can easily and cheaply replace it.
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