Step 9: Re-Assemble and Use Loctite Blue 242 on the Main Bolt
Re-assemble using the steps in the reverse order.
Proper Treadle-Crank Setting
**This step is critical for proper treadling as the two treadle attachments must be slightly off dead opposite.
Screw the crank arm extension back on to the wheel axle until snug but not restrictive of wheel rotation. With slight turning align the crank to 175 degrees or 185 degrees of the crank (footman post) on opposite side. In other words, if the right side footman post is down at 6 o’clock the left side crank end should be at 11:30 or 12:30, not directly opposite.
If the crank is not in the correct position, unscrew, tap axle back, rotate axle 90 or 180 degrees and tap back in. Remember that the axle is a carriage bolt and has a square base under the head - the bolt can be put in in four positions.
But I did one extra thing and applied Blue Loctite 242 onto the main bolt before I tightened the main nut to keep it from loosening from the vibration of using the wheel and transporting it all over town.
Dave, you make a wonderful wheel and we appreciate everything you have done for our community:)
**Edited to insert instructions directly from Dave himself.