Leki poles won't tighten
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Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Leki poles won't tighten on 05/12/2009 07:02:06 MDT Print View

Every time I have to change the length on my Leki Makalu Titanium poles they won't re-tighten, so I have to take them apart and re-tighten the spacers.
What's the dilly-oh?

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Leki poles... on 05/12/2009 07:38:36 MDT Print View

I had the same issue with Leki Ti poles prior to switching to LT4's. With the sections poled apart the expansion device is in the lower section, make sure the inside of the upper section is clean. I found that a build up of trail dust was the issue with adjustment remaining tight. This worked to resolve the issue for me, the poles are still in use today (by others) and hold adjustment when set.

Edited by thomdarrah on 05/12/2009 07:39:19 MDT.

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Leki poles... on 05/12/2009 07:46:41 MDT Print View

Well I have used 'em alot over three years and have never cleaned them so... I'll get back with you.

Michael Landman
(malndman) - F

Locale: Central NC, USA
Re: Leki poles won't tighten on 05/12/2009 08:41:14 MDT Print View

I hace had a similar issue with my REI CF poles. Try this:

Take them apart.
get some fine sand paper (120 or 220 grit)
Rough up the parts of the expander that should contact the inner surface of the pole.
clean up all threads and reasemble.

REI lists spare parts and a wire brush kit to clean Leki poles like new.


Depending on your poles age, they may look like these, rough up the contact surfaces:

Leki - old

Leki - new

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: Leki poles won't tighten on 05/12/2009 09:07:26 MDT Print View

Thank you.