Formerly, it was common to mount bicycle cranks using a cotter, though now usually a more easily maintained arrangement is used such as a square tapered or splined interface. These cotters have a short threaded section at the narrower end of the taper, which is used to hold the cotter in place with a washer and nut.
- ^ Van der Plas, Rob (1993), The Bicycle Repair Book: The New Complete Manual of Bicycle Care (2nd ed.), MBI Publishing Company, p. 66, ISBN 9780933201552, http://books.google.com/?id=7GHr12q6mVQC&pg=PA66&lpg=PA66 .
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