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Cranksets with 50/34 gearing, as opposed to 'standard' 53/39 gearing. *Sub-compact* refers to gearing smaller than 50/34.

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Light crankset 50/34 road on Claris 8sp group [closed]

I want to build a light bike with a limited budget. I have a Claris group (without crankset) that is fine to me as it's a spare bike, so gearing is not too relevant. Weight is more relevant. I need a ...
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Crankset compatibility, old 105 SC to new Claris FC-RS200

My bike currently has an old 105 crankset. It's a 105 SC, from 1989. The rest of the components are Claris R2000. I'd like to replace the crankset with a new one with smaller rings. I thought of the ...
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how to calculate square tapered BB spindle length when coming from external threaded bearings

I want to move from 50/34 crank to 46/30 crank. currently I have tiagra 4600 crank which is using external threaded bearings. The crank which I am planning to buy "FSA Tempo Adventure 46/30" ...
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Standard to compact swap

I am looking to swap from a Shimano 105 standard 53-39 crankset to a 50-34 compact crankset. My question is: will I need to adjust the height of the derailleur when changing to the new crankset? And ...
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GRX crank with Ultegra groupset

I currently ride a full Ultegra di2 setup with 50/34 chainrings and 11/32 11sp rear cassette. I would like to run the GRX 46/30 chainrings because 50/11 gearing is a waste for me. I could either ...
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My bike makes a constant squeak noise

I have a Trek Ermonda AL 4 and whenever I pedal forward, I hear a loud and irritating squeaking noise from the middle center of the bike. If I pedal softly I don't hear the noise as much and if I ...
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How did I strip my crank arm with a crank puller?

I'd decided to remove the FSA Tempo square-taper crankset of my 1-year-old road bike to measure & replace its bottom bracket as it's clunking and has little lateral play. The non-drive side crank ...
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Will Shimano 105 FC-R7000 replace R565

I have a 2013 Trek Madone 4.5 with 10-speed Ultegra groupset, current crankset is a Shimano R565 50/36 compact. I want to replace the worn out crankset with a new lighter and up to date crankset. Will ...
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50/34 compact with 11-32 10-speed Shimano 105 - will 11-34 make climbing easier or change chainring

As mentioned above...I'm running a 50/34 10 speed with 11-32 cassette but would like to change to a configuration that would make climbing hill easier. I live in a hilly area so every time I cycle, ...
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Converting 3x7 to a 1x7. Is it possible with only existing parts?

I own a 2000 model Specialized Ground Control full suspension. The front derailleur is rusty and temperamental so my solution is to remove it as well as 2 chain rings (they are removable on mine) and ...
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Road crankset with 29er mtb frame

I wonder if anyone knows of a 29er frame that has clearance for at least 2.5 tires that will take a compact (50/34) road crankset? Preferably steel.
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Can a BB30 Crank Arm (Left) power meter can be used with a BB386EVO Crankset

I have read many websites and articles about the interchangeability of BB30 and BB386EVOsuch as this and this YouTube video. Many say yes and many say no. Yet, I am not sure which Stages FSA power ...
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Replacing FSA Mega Exo with Shimano RS500 crankset

Just bought a Jamis Renegade Explore which is the Sora equipped gravel bike. Only thing i can't stand is the fsa mega exo crank and square taper bottom bracket. I happen to have s brand new ...
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Best option to upgrade 7-speed bike to higher gears

I have recently bought Giant Escape 3 hybrid bike that came with: Shimano FC-TY501 28/38/48 chainset 8/7/6-speed compatible Shimano Tourney RD-TY500 7/6-speed rear derailleur Shimano MF-TZ31 14-34T &...
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110mm crank on 73mm BB shell

I have a roadbike with a 73mm BB shell and I recently bought a Tiagra compact crankset that has a 110mm bolt circle length. However, I can't get enough of it to come out the other side to properly ...
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I'm looking for a chainring compatible with bb86

I'm trying to invest in a new powermeter (never had one) but my current cranks are FSA Gossamer which are no longer in stock by most. I looked at power2max and they don't have a compact chainring. Is ...
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Bottom Bracket compatibility?

I have an older Wabi Classic cycle which comes with TH Industries BB-7420AL 68/103 that seems to creak. I believe its called squared tapered. Its a single speed. Missing Cranks I want to change the ...
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Lower Gearing for Ultegra 11-speed setup

Hello I have a touring bike with Shimano Ultegra 6800 shifters and derailleurs (11 speed). I have a compact crank with 50/34 chainrings, and I have a 11-32 cassette. I would like to get lower ...
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Compact crankset interchangeability

Have a 2007 Litespeed 10 spd with compact crankset (Shimano R700). The crankarm fixing bolt failed recently with unfortunate results to my backside. Am considering going with Ultegra 6750 compact ...
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52/36 Chainrings for Ultegra 6750 crankset

I have standard compact (50/34) crankset. It seems to be to small for finish on flat stages. I am going to replace chainrings for semi-compact. I've found that absoluteBlack offers products for older ...
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Convert a compact (double) to a triple front chain ring

I've a giant defy 3, compact. My front chain rings are capput and need replacing. Could u easily change to a triple chain set, they are currently 34 and 50. I've already just re placed the chain and ...
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What is the advantage of a "compact crankset" vs changing a chainring?

It seems that I'm old (my last good bike had a 5-speed freewheel and shifters mounted on down tube braze-ons - they were indexed, though!), and I've been out of cycling for quite some time. I've seen ...
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Why is there a gap between my crank and bottom bracket?

I just fitted a Tiagra crank arm to my bike. I noticed that there was a gap between the bottom bracket and arm and was concerned whether I fitted the arm correctly. I tried to force the crank arm ...
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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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Cassette & crank combo for commuting

Okay so I've been reading about gear ratios and what not all morning and I can't make any sense of it. Some of it is registering but it's still kind of over my head. I'm ordering a Tiagra group set ...
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Campagnolo crank spider inter-compatibility between 'standard' and 'compact' chainrings

Will a Campagnolo Athena (2014) crank spider and crank arm from a 'standard' chainring setup of 39/53 accommodate 'compact' chainrings of 34/50, also Campagnolo Athena (2014)?
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Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset

I live near a lot of hills and am fairly new to biking. In my lowest gear I still can't keep up at an efficient pedal rate on the hills. I found out they sell "compact cranksets" which in addition ...
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Larger cassette options on a compact set up?

I've been thinking of getting a larger cassette for my bike to tackle hills better, and I'm just looking for some thoughts. I have a 2011 Honky Tonk (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/kona/honky-...
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Truvativ Crank housing

Im repairing a friends bike and changing the crank. I have removed it and want to find a replacement The removed item is Model: BB-06-PSPL - 113/68 Im wondering if there is a replacement Shimano ...
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Compact crankset, how to use and criticality of cross chaining

I have a road bike with 50/34 compact crankset and 12/27 10sp cassette. While I don't think I could run a 53/39 one given the hills I happen to climb, but sometimes I get the feeling the right gears ...
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What defines a "compact" road bike?

I've been reading a lot about road bikes and looking at the differences between bikes called "compacts" but I don't see much consistency. I've read that compact road bikes have different gearing and ...
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Transmission (cassette/crankset) considerations for 1st road bike purchase

I currently have a touring bike, with fenders, rack, panniers, and so on. I currently run a triple crankset 28/38/48 and 9sp 11-34 cassette. I mostly commute and tour with this bike. And with a fair ...
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Why might a compact drivetrain be frowned upon?

At the cafe stop on my local Saturday ride a few of the guys we chatting and one guy asked an other if he was riding a compact drivetrain. The other guy objected loudly and they then joked with other ...
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What are compact cranks?

In overheard in a post ride discussion this morning about wanting a set of compact cranks. My search on bicycles.se has only found this question with them in the title, but the answers don't mention ...
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Do Pros use compact cranksets?

Do pro riders use compact cranksets for hilly races? I'm trying to determine if switching to a compact double will mean I don't have the top end speed to be competitive in higher levels of racing (I'm ...
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