The crankset is the combination of components that convert motion from the rider's leg movements into rotational motion to drive the chain and propel the bike. The crankset includes one or more chainrings (sprockets) and the two cranks, or arms, to which the pedals are attached.

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Replacing Crankset

My dad bought a 2004 Fuji Absolute hybrid used and I rode it to a DIY shop to get everything checked out. On the way, the the chain came off once (1.5mi). Turns out the right crank arm is a little ...
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Does (square-taper) BB spindle length affect Q factor?

I am having knee and ankle trouble on my commuting bike (1993 Specialized mtb) and this has a 73mm BB with a spindle length I haven't measured but there is space between crankarm and frame. I wanted ...
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Cutting off welded crankarm

A long time ago, when I was younger and stupider, I decided to fix my creaking crank arm by welding the bolt. Yes, I know it was so damn stupid, but I thought that was the problem. I didn't use the ...
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Bottom bracket replacement advice needed

I've got a Giant TCX SLR2 (2015) according to the spec sheet it has:- Crankset: FSA Gossamer Pro Cross, 36/46 Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo The other day I noticed the bottom bracket isn't sounding ...
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Replaced left crank arm but still comes loose?

A few weeks ago I bought a new (albeit cheap) self assembly bike from a local store, this bike to be exact http://tinyurl.com/gw77p9t . After about two weeks use (one and a half hours of cycling on ...
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Plastic ring on new Shimano crankset, toss or keep?

I just got a new Shimano crankset and it has this plastic ring on the "inside" of the small chainring. I'm thinking that this just some packing material. Am I right and can I toss it, or is this a ...
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What large chainrings are compatible with Shimano FC6603 crankset?

On my race bike I have a crankset FC6603. I want to replace my outer chain ring (My inner and middle chainrings are OK). But I cannot find an online store where they sell the outer chainring of this ...
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What is my bottom bracket spindle length?

I have this ubiquitous cheap Wal-Mart bike (http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Roadmaster-Granite-Peak-Men-s-Bike-Black-Green/45089317z), which has a square taper bottom bracket. I'm trying to buy a new ...
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Can any crankset be used?

I have a road bike (2013 Schwinn Tourist) with a sealed bottom bracket (107mm spacing) with a square taper and triple chainwheel (48, 38, 28) assembly that is one of the inexpensive riveted types. I ...
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Can I install a front derailleur for my bike?

I just bought a Micargi RD-7 with 7 speed Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. Now, I want to upgrade my crankset from single chainring to three chainrings for better hill climbing. Is it possible to do ...
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Limits on tooth difference when replacing crankset

Would it be possible to replace a 46/34 compact crankset to an even more compact 42/26 (SPA CYCLES TD-2)? The bike is a Specialized Awol Elite, which uses a Tiagra groupset (except the crank which ...
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Bicycle crank is wobbly

My bicycle's crank is sorta wobbly - it tilts left or right, according to pressure applied to pedals. How do I fix it? What tools do I need? Video showing the wobble.
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50/34 vs 52/36 crankset for 11-32 cassette (shimano 105 5800FC)

Following up on this enlightening answer, I would like to know the differences between 50/34(compact), 52/36(mid-compact) and 53/39 (standard). The cassette I am choosing is 11-32 to give me a wider ...
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Issue with PF30 BB on Boost frame - 2-3mm crank arm clearance

I have a brand new Titanium Boost 29er hardtail. The frame uses a PF30 BB and the BB shell is 73mm wide. I have installed the recommended RaceFace cinch PF30 bottom bracket with a Race face Next SL ...
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Noticeable clicking from crankset or bottom bracket

A few days ago I began hearing a clicking noise coming from the crankset and I can also sense a slight hitch when the right crank is at its upmost position just when it's about to go down. The ...
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What's this? Photo of bicycle with pedals by the rear wheel

I just stumbled upon this photo of what appears to be a reasonably normal citybike, except it looks like it has a second set of pedals at the rear wheel. source Anybody knows what it is?
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cranks for a JIS bottom bracket

My bike is a 2016 Brompton, I am thinking to swap current cranks. Current BB possibly is this one (a JIS square taper), model: stronglight jp400 119 mm. ...
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How does this work? “Rotor BB30 to 24mm Steel Road Bottom Bracket”

I'm looking at ways to make a Claris/Tourney crankset fit a BB30 frame. I've seen that a "Rotor BB30 to 24mm Steel Road Bottom Bracket" is one of the options to make the two sizes work together. ...
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SRAM Force 22 chainset in an otherwise 10-speed SRAM setup

I notice that SRAM web site still lists "regular" 10-speed Force chainset as one of their products. However, my attempts to find it for sale online came up with almost nothing. It seems to be "barely" ...
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Trick or tool to help line up 48 splined crank arms

Besides eyeballing it and comparing the line to the seat tube, are there any tricks to getting 48 splined crank arms perfectly aligned? I must have spent a solid 15 minutes looking at them from every ...
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Cranksets for tandem with internal gear hub

I am thinking about assembling a trekking tandem bike. I would like to use an internal gear hub and put both chains on the right side of the bike. I have some questions about the cranksets: What ...
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Are the Truvativ powerspline BBs reliable?

When I first got my Haymaker 1500 about 2 years ago the BB crank interface was the Truvativ powerspline pattern. In the first winter my left arm came loose when it was cold (-15*C or so). Since it ...
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How to remove a crank arm with stripped threads?

A friend called me up yesterday after a mis-adventure during his attempt at a bottom bracket overhaul. He stripped out the threads on the (left) crank arm while using a Park crank puller. In a pinch, ...
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Does anyone have experience with Bottom Bracket Tap/Facing sets?

I'm interested in recommending my boss get the workshop in which I work a bottom bracket tap and facing set. As it's quite an investment it's important to me to know what you're getting for your ...
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Triple to double crankset

I have a new road bike that has a triple crankset. But I wanted to try double on it. When I replaced it. I found out that my standard square tapered double cranks won't fit with the bike's frame. Can ...
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What is the effect of changing length of crank arms?

There are some length options for the crank arms - like 170mm, 175mm. What is the difference for the rider? In which way does it effect the commute? Tried looking at Selecting the right crank ...
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Mountain bike crankset chainring compatibility

I have a Shimano Deore LX crankset. I would like to replace the outer chainring. What manufacturer chainrings are compatible with my crankset ? My outer chainring takes all of the abuse, due to ...
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What does it mean - can be made into a double?

Sugino Single Speed Arm Set 175mm Black 130mm In the description it says: RD2 can be made into a double with double bolt sets. Can I use these crankarms on my 2 front - 8 rear speed road bike? What ...
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Can you use a wide range 11-42 cassette with a double crankset

Can you use a 10 or 11 speed wide range (11-42, 10-42, or 11-40) cassette with a double crankset? I know these wide range cassettes are typically built for a 1x setup on a mountain bike, but is ...
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Chain skip options on vintage 'frankenbike'

I have a late 80s Bianchi Volpe which came with Sakae Ringyo SX cranks and bb, SunTour barcon shifters and derailers, and SunTour chain. The freewheel was aftermarket 7 speed and never rolled well ...
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What is “crank preload”

I'm in the middle of swapping my BB30 cranks from stock FSA Gossamer to a (shorter length) SRAM BB30 "IA" S950. The S950 has a "crank preload" adjuster on the NDS which the spindle is also attached ...
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Shimano 105 + Shimano Tiagra?

I am looking to buy a new high end performance road bike soon along with a power meter. I'm looking at possibly a Shimano 105 or Tiagra groupset. However, stages doesn't make a power meter for Tiagra ...
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Need a replacement 42 ring for an Ultegra 9 speed triple

I am replacing my chainrings on a Shimano Ultegra triple crankset. It is 9 speed circa 2003. I can't find a replacement 42 ring as I don't think they make them any more. (I have the replacement 30 and ...
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Are chainrings specific to double or triple cranksets?

I have a 2008 Specialized Allez with a triple crankset. The large and middle rings were getting worn so I bought replacements of identical tooth counts for them. However, after installing them I found ...
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Crank fell off square taper BB. Should I replace bottom bracket

After years of use and multiple retightenings my crank will fall off my bike about once a week and definitely needs to be replaced. I believe that the square hole of the crank has expanded to the ...
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Crank arms are not parallel to each other. What could have caused this?

It is a cottered crank. Crank arms themselves don't seem to be bent. It is a non-cartridge style spindle. Any ideas as to why they are not lining up?
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What are the advantages of 4 arm cranks for road bikes?

Are 4 arm cranks the future for road bikes? What are the advantages?
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10 / 11sd compatibility

I own a road bike with a SRAM Red 10 speed 110 BCD crankset and chainrings. I am upgrading the bike to the SRAM 11 speed shifters, cassette, chain and derailleurs. Do I have to buy a whole new SRAM ...
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Crankshaft snags and loses resistance while cycling

I have a hybrid (18+ years old) that I use for daily commuting which has developed a problem with the cranks. Every so often (perhaps 10% of the time) when I push down on either crank arm after ...
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Changing the entire chain gear mechanism

I have a Lapierre shaper 100. I am looking to change my entire chain mechanism as some of these parts need to be changed. I have selected my components, and I am hoping you can tell me if these ...
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Can I use a SRAM X0 Crank with Shimano XT chain rings?

I have a SRAM X0 crank on my MTB, and I want to buy some Shimano XT chain rings from a mate. Will they fit? Or is the BCD, Spider shapre, bolt size etc incompatible. All are 10 speed.
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Converting triple crank to single or double

I got triple crank (44-32-22) and 3x9 speed drivetrain. What will I need and is it possible to remove some of the chainrings and convert the crank to single or double? Will I need new parts or ...
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Bike feels like it is getting stuck when I start pedaling or increase pressure as I go up hills

My bike feels like it is getting stuck when I start pedaling or increase pressure as I go up hills. Of course, I checked to see if the brakes were rubbing but they are completely free of the wheel. ...
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What can I do to stop my front dérailleur rubbing against the crank arm?

I recently changed the crankset of my Cannondale Synapse 5 from the stock FSA Gosssamer crankset to a Rotor 3D24 crankset with power2max power meter. This was a bit of an iffy modification to make - ...
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Combining Shimano RS500 crankset with Stages Shimano 105 5800

I've been thinking about getting a power meter for a while now. I finally decided I would get one, but now I realise that Stages only starts at the Shimano 105 level. I currently have a Shimano RS500 ...
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Replacing crankset on early-'70s Motobecane 10-speed

I need a replacement crankset for my Motobecane Nomade 10-speed road bike (early '70s model), but am not quite sure what I even have at the moment and, once I know what I can use to replace it with, I ...
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Will this power2max power meter be compatible with Cannondale Synapse?

I have a 2015 Cannondale Synapse - specifically, this one: http://www.swiftcycles.co.uk/334/products/2015-cannondale-synapse-carbon-105-6-road-bike.aspx. I would like to add a power meter, and ...
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Changing Crankset on a bicycle

I have a fixed gear BTwin My Bike White. I need to upgrade but the resale value is too low for it. So I was thinking of adding gears to it which might click the real deal for me. Can I convert it ...
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How to change 2x11 to 3x11 on mtb

Hey I was wondering how you would change a chainset from 2x11 to 3x11 on a Carrera Fury (SRAM components) Thanks
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Right crank (Drive side) on the left?

So, I wonder what happen if I replace my left crank with another right crank (either Square tapered or ISIS splined wouldn't matter). What is the disadvantages apart from: 1) the pedal thread ...