Questions tagged [crankset]

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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About crankset Shimano FC-C202

Can someone please elaborate on middle ring of this vintage crankset? In four places metal looks broken, although from photos found on internet this seems to be part of design. Roughly washed ...
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Changed my BB and Crankset at the mechanic today, but now it sits real far out

Topic posted, can anyone tell me if this looks right? I used to run Hollowtech BBs and my mechanic changed them to this square tapered style? I don't know if they're supposed to look this exposed and ...
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SRAM NX Eagle crankset on a Shimano bottom bracket SM-BB70

I just bought a SRAM NX Eagle crankset (DUB standard) for my bike but when it arrived I realised it doesn't fit in the bottom bracket installed on my bike (SM-BB70). Is there a way to make it work or ...
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Can alivio fd (m4000 or m3100) handle 44/32/22 crankset?

Bought a m3100 alivio groupset together with a fc mt210 44/32/22 crankset. Will a m3100 side swing fd or a m4000 top swing be able to handle a 44/32/22 crankset? I have read on the shimano website ...
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What tool do I need to use for this specific Crankset (picture) FSA M17 38-41 Nm from Giant TOUGHROAD SLR 2

I am having a problem with loose tightness of the Crankset (picture) and have no clue what type of tools do I need to deal with the problem. Any advice including the steps how to tighten it ...
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What is the maximum cassette teeth for my mt210 3x9 crankset (44/32/22)

I'm currently assembling a bike. I bought a Shimano mt210 3x9 (44/32/22) crankset. I'm wondering what maximum teeth cassette should I buy that will be suitable and compatible with this crankset? Also ...
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Chainline issues

When my 10 year old chain snapped, I realized that I needed to replace my rear cassette and crank, due to wear. Noted for the future! I ordered a 9 speed cassette from Shimano (same brand and number ...
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SRAM dub crank chainline

Any SRAM experts out there? Zero experience with SRAM dub. Used Hollowtech for years before... Ordered SRAM GX dub crankset. Advertised specifically for 49mm chainline. Arrived pre-assembled with a ...
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SM-BB51 Replacment

I have an oldish bike around 8 years old. My bottom bracket has started to make a clunking/clicking sound. It currently has a SM-BB51 fitted. I'm unable to find a exact replacement in stock. I'm ...
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What model is this Stronglight crankset?

This Stronglight triple crank is stamped G4 at the pedal end, and (less clearly) 44B at the BB end. I need to find a corresponding left crank to go with the right one that I have. Even if I can't find ...
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Wondering if this crankset from 1990 is still safe to use

so I bought a used bike from 1990 and it came with a FC-M550 Deore crankset, but I'm not sure how safe it is to use in its current condition since there seem to be some small hairline cracks around ...
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What additional material do i need for the installation of my powermeter?

I bought the following powermeter: https://www.mantel.com/de/4iiii-precision-105-r7000-left and shortly after i had to Switch bikes. I (will) have the following bikes: Bike1 (current bike): https://...
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24" MTB Crankset Truvativ E300 3.0, 42/32/22 Right arm replacement?

I just got a Marin 24" MtB the right crank arm is about 1/2 stripped from the pedal not being fully tightened before riding. I tried doing an internet search and I only see left crank arms. is ...
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Can I add a triple crank to my old signet centurion road bike?

I have an old signet centurion 12 speed road bike. The bike is in very good shape. I'm older now and want to start riding again without buying a new bike. I would like to add lower gears to deal ...
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Did I choose the right bottom bracket?

This is my bicycle. I mounted a new Thompson 124mm bottom bracket (the narrowest of this kind I could find) and a new single-ring sqaure-tapered crankset. When set as in the pictures, there is a ...
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How to change chainrings on this Tiagra crankset?

I want to switch to 46/30 but don't know how to begin. The crankset is Shimano Tiagra FC-4700, 50x34T, 170mm
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Do I need a crank arm fixing bolt?

My crank arm fell off, and I lost the fixing bolt. I had the crank arm reattached, and my friend tensioned the arm using the bolt temporarily removed from another bike, and since returned. Do I need ...
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Choice of Crankset

I recently bought a Specialized Sirrus 3.0 and it came with a Shimano MT-210-2 crankset and a rear Shimano Sora 9 speed 11-34T. The left crank arm fell off twice, stranding me while riding, so I asked ...
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Options for a super-compact crankset for touring (replacing Shimano 105 crankset)

I plan to use my new Canyon Endurace AL (11-34, 52/36) for some touring and I'd like some slightly more pleasant gears as I'll be carrying some weight (I have a tailfin rack I'm using with it) up some ...
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Do you automatically have to replace your chainrings once your chain reaches 1 % chain wear?

My chain was badly worn. 1.0+ % wear. There is no visible shark toothing or extreme spacing on chainrings. Is there a chance I can get away with not replacing the chainrings, or does the amount of ...
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FSA crank + BB combination too tight

I have a bike here fitted by OEM with: FSA Omega Adventure MegaExo crank FSA BB-4000 No maintenance or mods done around BB area on this bike. If you are curious it is Pinnacle Neon 5 2019-version. ...
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How do I know when to change my crank bearings?

My crank makes a bang when I pedal hard or up hill and don't know what makes the noise
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Power meter upgrade on 2015 Surly Long Haul Trucker

I have a 2015 Surly Long Haul Trucker with a Andel RSC6 crank and Shimano UN-55 bottom bracket. Is there a crankset I could replace that with that would be compatible with a single side power meter?
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Are there smaller chain rings available for Shimano Tiagra Triple?

I have a Shimano Tiagra Triple 30/39/50 and I want to find out what is compatible in terms of smaller chainrings for touring. Ideally, I’d like to be able to go down to a 26 or even a 24 for the ...
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FSA Tempo crankset is not compatible with FSA Vero

I just purchased a new FSA Tempo Adventure JIS crankset - 46/30 to replace the FSA Vero Compact 50/34 JIS crankset on my 2018 Cannondale Synapse Sora 9 speed as I need lower gearing. Both are shown as ...
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Stuck pedal, I've tried everything

I'm looking for suggestions, when basically everything has failed to remove a pedal. It's a pretty new bike (Trek 520). The drive side pedal came off fine, the non-drive side did not. I am aware that ...
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Cosmetic or structural damage to Carbon Crank Arm

So I have a carbon fibre SLK Light Crankset and I managed to scratch up the right crank arm and the end has chipped off. I was wondering whether this is structural damage or cosmetic damage. It has ...
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Crank Sugino Impel peeled off

I have Sugino Impel Crank that little bit peeled off (like white spot and Gray Spot). Can I fix this issue with wet sanding using sand paper? I already search little bit, but still Im not sure it will ...
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Chainring Spider Mount Types

I have been wondering about the different types of spider (or direct mount chainrings) to crank arms and was surprised that I could not find anything spot-on about it. I kind of know that BMX direct ...
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Is there a left-sided powermeter that requires less than 8 millimeters of clearance?

I'm willing to spend some money on a powermeter to train a tad more effectively on my bike. The problem is, that my frame (Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 2018) does not have the required clearance between ...
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Shimano 5700 group set with 5800 crank

Can anyone confirm if a Shimano 5800 crank would be compatible with the 5700 group set ? What issues would I face in doing so, if any?
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Diagnosing the cause of clicking sound coming from drivetrain

My bike is making a clicking sound on every downstroke of the left crank. Here's a recording I took while out on a ride: https://soundcloud.com/jugdish/20210309-1510-recording-2-edit/s-x5znI4sdTPu It ...
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On my stationary bike the left crank is loose only at the top

When I peddle, only at the top (pedal at it highest point) does the crank seems loose. It feels like it skips a bit as I transition down. It does not wiggle from left to right but only front to back....
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square taper bonded to crank arms

I have had a terrible time trying to remove crank arms from the square taper spindle. The tool used correctly just was forced out and stripped the threads. The left-hand side was about half off and I ...
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1x12 Crankset to my 9speed cassette/chainring

good day maam/sir, i would like to ask for some ideas if i can use the new Deore XT Crankset 1x12 (36t) to my 9 Speedchain + 9 speed cassette? If not, how about 10 speed chains + 11-42 10 speed ...
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Three speed STI shifter on two speed crankset

I just bought old Shimano RSX STI shifters for my 90s road bike, which had a Shimano 600 Tricolor Group (2x7) with downtube shifters. While the rear shifter I bought is correctly a 7 speed one, the ...
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Absoluteblack oval chainring doesn't completely fit GRX crankset

I'm trying to install an absoluteblack oval chainring on a GRX FC-RX810-1 crankset. After assembling and tightening the bolts I noticed there's a gap between the chainring and the crankarm. Basically,...
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Would like to know if the following Crankset is compatible?

I have a Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 and I'm planning to replace my current crankset with a Shimano TOURNEY FC-TY501 6/7/8-speed Square Crank 48/38/28. Would like to know if this compatible with my bike. ...
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SRAM replacement dub crankset, is this pre-greased?

I'm replacing the NX cranks on my bike with X01 cranks, all of the install videos I've seen show people greasing the cranks but these look like they're pre-greased. There's blue/green stuff on the ...
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Mixing GRX crankset with Deore groupset on 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4

I'm riding 2021 Trek Dual Sport 4. It has almost full Deore groupset, except crankset. Here is the full spec list: Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100, 11 speed Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100, long ...
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Shimano crankset is near end of life, can I use a Tiagra 4700 replacement?

My road bike was bought in 2015 with a mix-match drive train: my derailleurs and shifters are Tiagra 4600 but the crankset is a Sora 9 speed (50-34). The large plate teeth are now quite worn out and I ...
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Damaged pedal threads on crank arms, having a hard time finding a replacement, what do I do?

I have the Vitus Nucleus 27 vr, but I recently broke the original plastic pedal on it after I hit a rock and so I replaced it with another set. The problem is I completely overtightened and damaged ...
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FSA crankset play

The patient is 2019 Cannondale Synapse with FSA crankset, BB30. I have an issue with adjusting the front derailleur. The chain rubs against the derailleur cage but only during the push phase of the ...
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Is a Hollowtech II BB compatible with an Octalink Crank? (Shimano Claris)

If I fit a Shimano Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket (Claris), can I still use my Octalink Claris crank?
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Clicking Left Pedal on Bowflex C6

I have a one month old Bowflex C6 spin bike. I am having a problem where the left pedal (SPD one side and toe cage on the other) clicks a lot when I am riding. I have verified that the crank arm is ...
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Can I use SRAM DUB Red Crankset in a Trek Madone SLR 7 that requires GXP?

I have an Allied Alfa Disc with SRAM Dub and Red AXS Crankset (with Quarq pm).... and I want to switch all my components onto this 2020 Trek Madone SLR 7 Frameset. My LBS says I have to buy a new SRAM ...
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What will be the easiest/cheapest way to get lower gearings on my “new to me” road bike?

I've recently become the proud new owner of a lovely late 90's steel road bike with some not so lovely "old school" gearing (53/39 chainrings and 11-25 8 speed cassette). As someone who both ...
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Lefthand crank arm for spinbike BH SB 1.8

i am trying to buy a new crank arm however there are 2 different type, a rhombic hole or square. After looking at the picture on Amazon, they look both the same. any help would be welcome.
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What are these markings on a Shimano FC-M770 crank?

On the very tip of the Shimano FC-M770 crank arms there are some markings. They are to be found on both crank arms on both of my sets, so they are definitely no random scratches. I suspect these are ...
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Is it possible to transplant the 5 arm spider of a Shimano XTR FC-M950 to a XT FC-M739?

The 5 arm spider of the FC-M739-5 has a BCD of 94/58mm whereas the 5 arm spider of the FC-M950-HG uses 110/74mm. Is it possible to use the XTR spider on the XT crank?

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