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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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Samox crankset okay for touring bike?

I just bought a new Salsa Marrakesh. My main use is moderate distance touring (1000 km to 7000 km tours) although it might end up going further. The Salsa web-page says that the bike has an Alivio FC-...
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Square taper with 15.5mm end?

I got a Star Trac NXT for £15 for some indoor fitness but it's missing its left crank arm. I thought to myself oh I'll just throw on a standard steel crank arm and I'll be good to go BUT it doesn't ...
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Something like chainsuck on RD lower pulley after new crankset install?

I just switched out a Shimano M5100 crankset for a SRAM GX Eagle crankset. I am using a KMC X11-EL chain. I cleaned the chain before installing it with the new crankset. My RD is a Shimano SLX 11-...
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Square-taper crank wobble/movement in only one spot

For square-taper aluminum cranks: When my drive-side crank is in the 12:00/highest position and the non-drive side in the 6:00/lowest position, there is slight play between both cranks (it rotates ...
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Bike pedaling makes cracking noise under middle or high load

Can this be related to bottom bracket bearings of Race Face BB92, PressFit? The chain is freshly lubricated and quite a new one. No noice is produced when pedalling with low load or not pedalling. ...
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Running DUB wide crank with 52mm chainline

I have a set of sram xx1 carbon cranks that are DUB wide. My bike (2023 Specialized Epic Evo) is DUB crank 52mm chainline. If I add BB spacers to the DUB wide crank and use a 6mm offset chainring ...
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Play in Quarq power meter on a Trek emonda

I am currently installing a Quarq d four power meter on my ‘22 Trek emonda and have been having some issues. I purchased the sram dub t47 85.5 wide bottom bracket to work with the new crankset. The bb ...
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Fixie bike crank/pedals give in when back pedalling

Recently was given a fixie, but with braking issues. Whenever I back pedal (as in lock up and stop pedalling completely), the crank/pedal seems to give in and not stop the rear wheel from moving ...
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Campy cranks and pedals compatibility

I have a campy Super Record crank set from around the 1970’s stamped with 9/16x20F and campy pedals stamped with 9/16x20, but am met with lots of resistance when I try to install them. The cranks came ...
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Which crankset standard will fit in my bottom bracket?

I have a bike with a press fit bottom bracket. Unfortunately, my existing crankset has too long of a spindle, and will not fit. Measurements of note: bottom bracket shell width: 62 mm. outside ...
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Changing a crankset on a Specialized sirrus step through

I have an issue with pedals to crankset connection on a 1 month old Specialized Sirrus Step Through. Probably connection was done wrongly and they are just falling out of the connection holes. Looks ...
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Square taper bottom bracket noise from street riding fixed gear

I’ve been trying to eliminate crank/bb noise in several different Sugino RD2 cranksets over the years with no luck. Always a faint click, once per revolution on the crankarms. I’ve tightened ...
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Schwinn sidewinder 21 gear slipping?

If rear tire is off the ground, the wheel will spin when pedaled. When wheel is on the ground the pedals will move the chain in any gear but will not move the rear wheel. The chain is not losing ...
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Compatible crankset for my singlespeed

i am planning to replace my current crankset and BB with this: http://www.jensonusa.com/Cranksets/Race-Face-Ride-1X-Crankset?cs=Blue Would like to know if this compatible with my bike. Currently ...
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Is Shimano 36/24 double crankset possible?

I'd want to exchange my triple crankset with double. After playing with gear calculator and testing some double setups, I came to the conclusion I need 36/24 gearing. I have 10 speed drive, so I'm ...
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Sudden, loud creak from BB area

I was on my way to a meeting, pedaling along, when suddenly there was a loud creak. I stopped, visually inspected the bike, manually revolved cranks both ways, and made sure nothing was sticking into ...
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Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on Cannondale SI BB30A Crankset

I have a Cannondale CAAD12. It has a Cannondale SI crankset. The frame's bottom bracket is BB30A. My question is, can I fit a Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on the non drive side? My concerns: BB30A ...
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Weird noise when pedalling

I noticed a weird noise when pedalling. I had my road bike with me when traveling (airplane), and I just came back from a trip. I only had to take the wheels off when packing it. Once I assembled the ...
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What is the correct BB spindle length for Kooka cranks?

Does anyone know the correct square taper bottom bracket spindle length for an early 90s Kooka triple mountain bike crankset?
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Stuck chain sprocket on bottom bracket

I have a 3pc sinz BMX crank set that I've taken off of an intense pro to install on a 1999 Redline RL380. After cleaning and greasing the bearings I went to install the bottom bracket axel with the ...
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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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Does anyone here have measurements of SRAM's direct-mount spline interface?

The makerspace I work in purchased a new metal milling unit and I want to test its software's tolerances and mill a narrow-wide chainring. I'm guessing it just consists of a circle with square ...
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Replacement crankset for Shimano SG B 52/39?

I have a very basic Specialized Allez (XL frame) street bike (pictured in my avatar) with a cheap SG B52/39 chainring needing replacement (warped and wearing out after two years of daily use). But ...
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Clicking noise gets better with water

So here's my latest video checking the casette, you don't have to watch it all. This is the old video when running: My question is ...
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