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Well, you'd have a spider on both sides is one odd and annoying thing. Sheldon Brown has run the cranks in reverse on regular (non-bmx) bikes [In BMX, there is a reasonable set of options going both ways]. You'd also probably get a strange Q-factor as well given that the insertion depths are different for the right and left crankarms. This could be ...


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The main reason to avoid a triple is ego. If you have any, you don't want one. If you are less egocentric, and ride in a place where low gears matter, then by all means consider it. The weight doesn't mean much (without the ego related stuff), and there are darned few people strong enough to ride up serious hills who don't also have egos to match that ...


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First, if you're a Clydesdale then you should probably have a triple. But overall, the advantages of a triple are: A triple can spin up an elevator shaft. Gear changes are more natural and accurate. Your legs will spin out before the top gear does. In practice, a triple has a better chainline. A triple is kinder to your knees. The advantages of a double ...


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Most pedal/crank combinations use one size of spindle and thread. There are a few random oddballs, but it's not incredibly likely that you have one of those. You do have to be careful though as one of those oddballs is very close to the standard size, and you can ruin your cranks if you try to force it. As Blam suggests, your best bet is to take it to a bike ...


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I would just pull one pedal off each bike and go to a bike shop. Go with the right pedal as the threads are normal. I seriously doubt either has odd threads that you cannot find clip pedals. You would just get compatible (or same) pedals for each bike. Pick a pair of shoes that walks OK. A mountain shoe is going to walk better so you should get ...



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