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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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Strange noise from smallest cog

I have just replaced bottom bracket bearings, chainring, chain, and rear cassette, (7-speed) with decent Shimano bits and when in the highest gear i.e., big front cog smallest rear cog, I get a dull ...
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Help choosing right chainset / crankset - commuter looking for a faster top speed

I need to replace the chainset on my commuter bike and I'm thinking of a change. I've currently got Shimano: 28/38/48 front, 11-32 (8 cogs) back. My daily cycle (north to central London and back) is ...
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How to adapt a 130 BCD Crankset to 110BCD for fitting a power meter?

I have a Cube road bike with a Shimano Ultegra R6703 crankset. In shopping for affordable power meters I have come to the realisation that there are none with a 130BCD 5-bolt pattern for fixing to the ...
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Will frame that hosts Tiagra R4700 crankset be compatible with GRX FC RX-600?

Looking to upgrade and I wonder if I can just go ahead and order the new GRX crankset. Is it safe to assume that it's going to be compatible with my frame because it hosts a 2020 Tiagra 4700?
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Left side crank arm stuck to spindle due to stripped threads, how to remove bottom bracket

The bicycle in question is a "Schwinn Women's Ranger 26" Mountain Bike". It has a slight play in the crank arms, stemming from the bottom bracket. I tried taking the crank arms off, and ...
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Is a Shimano GRX FC-RX600 crankset compatible with Shimano Claris groupset?

I'm rehabilitating a cheap gravel bike. I'd like to alter a Shimano Claris 2400 groupset so I have at least a 1x1 lowest gear or preferably a bit better. I'm somewhat inexperienced, having replaced ...
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Hollowtech BB, horizontal play

I have a Shimano hollowtech crankset mounted in a road bike, and it has horizontal play through the bottom bracket. There is no "radial" play (that is, no "wobble" but the cranks ...
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bottom bracket axle length, chainline and crank compatibility

TLDR: How much leeway there is, if any, in selecting the bottom bracket axle length for octalink or square taper cranks in order to reduce chainline? Background: I'm doing some minor modifications to ...
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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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Remove 7- or 8-speed chainrings from Shimano/SRAM/Sunrace crankset and use on 3x9 speed Samox/Shimano drivetrain?

I have 3x9 gearing on my touring bicycle. I've got a Shimano Acera friction shifting front derailleur and an Alivio rear derailleur. The rear cassette is a Shimano 11-36T. The front crankset appears ...
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Shimano GRX chainring upgrade

i was thinking of upgrading my GRX FC-RX600 crank which has 46 tooth only and since i ride mostly flat sections, i want more teeth on my big chainring since i am running out of gears. thus the ...
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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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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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Old chain and crankset, I can't replace the crankset yet, should I replace just the chain?

I have a racing bike that is riding very smoothly without problems. Recently I bought a few SRAM chains on sale with the idea of rotating them a few times under the same crankset before they get too ...
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Campagnolo 11 speed chainrings on a 10 speed crank

Context: I currently run a full Campagnolo Athena (2015) groupset on one of my bicycles, including a Campagnolo Athena PowerTorque compact chainset (50-34, 110BCD). The crank arms I specified on my ...
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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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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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how to avoid 14mm hex tool getting stuck in the fastening bolt when installing crank?

As I am trying to install the eewings mountain crank as per the instructions, and fasten the bolt to 52nm, the 14mm hex tool gets stuck in the fastening bolt when I apply pressure. I am afraid to ...
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Is Cannondale Hollowgram 30mm crank spindle symmetrical?

As per title is Cannondale Hollowgram crank spindle symmetrical? Sure looks like to me, I'm talking about the 109mm x 30mm diameter silver one, although longer ones also seem symmetrical from pictures....
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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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Greasing spacers in cranks

so today I removed my crankset from my bike. Crankset is Shimano SLX and the bike is Canyon Exceed CF 6 2021. It has shimano pressfit bottom bracket. Whilst putting down the crankset I realised there ...
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Installing crank on threadfit30

I wanted to get advice regarding installation of new bottom bracket and crank. My frame BB shell is BSA68. Bottom bracket is threadfit 30 crank is eewings mountain (which expects a BSA73). I looked ...
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Shimino FC-C201 Replacement

I'm looking to replace the FC-C201 on a 2000 Diamondback Crestview, which uses an RD-C201, FH-RM40-8 rear hub (135mm), and CS-HG40-8I cassette. I've measured the bottom bracket at 68 x 122.5mm. The ...
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Are there compatible longer cranks available for Gates CDX CenterTrack (5-bolt)?

I've just purchased a Cube Editor bike that uses the Gates CDX drivetrain. I was in between sizes and decided to go with the smaller one, but it looks like I may have made the wrong choice. I'm using ...
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Replacing SRAM Apex 1x with Shimano GRX 1x

I have a SCOTT GRAVEL Expert with SRAM APEX 1x10 crankset. The crank is similar to this bike. I've been looking for a GXP power meter but they are difficult to find in both the used market and new, ...
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I Have a Triban RC 100 (Small, Women's bike) I am upgrading the cransket to a Shimano 105, do I need to upgrade the entire transmission too?

I have a Triban RC 100 women's road bike and I bent the stock cransket in a crash so I am looking to upgrade to something better. I was thinking of upgrading the cransket to a Shimano Sora but would ...
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I have a Triban RC100 (Women's bike, small) what size bottom bracket does it have?

I recently crashed my bike and bent the stock crankset so I am thinking of buying a new one and replacing it but for that I need to know what size bottom bracket comes with a stock Triban RC 100 women'...
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How can I measure whether pedals and bottom bracket are properly aligned to each other and parallel?

I get a weird sensation on the left pedal when I'm riding one of my bikes, as if the pedal was not perpendicular to the crank arm. It feels like the pedal is moving under my foot, although there is no ...
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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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SRAM Rival Crankset with Shimano Chain

I want to upgrade the crankset on my gravel bike. Currently I have square-taper Ty501-2 crankset with reduced axle length (123 -> 113mm) to give ~44mm chainline compatible with the road FD (...
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mountain double recommendations for a 36/24 170 - 172.5 cranks

I'm looking to convert a 1x10 Mtb of mine into to a 2x10. The gear ratio im intent on is 36/24 with an 11-40 cassette. I owned another bike years ago with this gearing and im looking to replicate it ...
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What is the role of the "safety plate" on a Shimano Hollowtech II crank?

The left crankarm of an HollowTech II crank has a little part called "safety plate" (number 4 on the drawing below). What is exactly its role, and what kind of 'safety' does it offer given ...
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Saddle fore-aft compensation in relation to crank length change

I've found a few questions which answer the question of saddle height changes in relation to a change in crank length, however I haven't found any questions relating to compensatory changes in fore-...
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Can someone please give some advice to help find a new crankset?

I apologize in advance if I mix-up some lingo, I have almost no experience in fixing bicycle drivetrain. Previously I had Comet CKM-7159 as crankset (I managed to find this datasheet that seem to ...
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Crank bolt missing, unsure about mounting

I have a FSA Crankset which is missing a crank bolt. The crankset is CK-C6028 from ca 2016. I was recommended by FSA to buy this: https://www.fsaproshop.com/products/alloy-nbd-bolt-assembly-black I ...
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Can I replace Shimano 105 FC-5501 crankset with Ultegra FC-R8000

I have an old Cervelo One from 2000 with Shimano 105 drivetrain including a FC-5501 crankset. I'm looking to add power metering to the bike and there is a Ultegra FC-R8000 available with a 4iiii power ...
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Can I exchange my 105 r7000 crankset for a r7100 crankset?

Currently running a full 105 r7000 group on my bike. I would like to swap my existing 172.5mm 105 r7000 crankarms for 165mm ones. They seem to be very hard to come by, especially the right one, so I ...
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How can I know if I need spacers for my bottom bracket / crank?

I am assembling a bike on my own and came a cross the topic spacers for bottom bracket/crank. I am installing a Shimano FC-R7100 crank with the bottom bracket model SM-BBR60. By taking a look at the ...
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How do i remove a stripped crank?

I found an old abandoned 1999 diamondback outlook that im trying to repair. The crank is bent as well as the front chainring. I bought a universal crank remover from Parktool. I unscrewed and removed ...
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1 piece to 3 piece crank conversion

I wish to convert my 1 piece crank to a 3 piece crank. I have a conversion kit that presses into the bb shell and accepts a cartridge style bb. I went to order one and realized I have no idea what ...
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How to remove deep scratches from Shimano Dura-Ace crank?

I'm not sure if a lot of people do this, but I want to remove scratches from my Shimano Dura-Ace crank (caused by a slipped chain). The way I want to do it is to repaint the crank (just the chipped ...
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Can't remove crankset! bad tool?

I would like to remove the crankset on this bike but my crankset remover tool can't fit in because the "screw" inside of the crankset remover is hanging, even when I screw it to the minimum. ...
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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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Crankset specs for 2013 gt backwoods sport

I have a 2013-2014 GT Backwoods sport 27.5 bike that needs a crankset replacement. I removed today the crankset and see that the crankset has splines that seem to match the splines that are part of ...
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XTR 9100 left power meter on XT 8100 crankset

Can I put a stages XTR 9100 left side power meter on a XT 8100 crankset? Seems like it should work, but haven’t found a clear yes answer.
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Upgrading my chainring

Long story short, I have a 30t chainring and a 14-38t freewheel for a 7-speed configuration. The 7th gear is barely a workout and 6th gear is more like a 4th or 5th gear. It’s a terrible ...
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BB/Cranset creaking on/off

I'm having an issue with a creaking sound on a brand new bike (see video below). It seems to happen after 30+ min rides, you can faintly hear it when the pedals are spun backwards but this usually ...
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Shimano chainring compatibility

The middle chainring on my bike needs to be exchanged and I can't find a dealer that carries the parts or would even be able to order them from their wholesaler. From all I can tell my crankset is an ...
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Safe to remove plastic chainring cover?

I have a bike with a Shimano Tourney 2x chainset (this one) and the plastic cover that sits on top of the outer chainring has started to creak whenever the driveside crank is under load. Is it safe to ...
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Can stiff/rough pedals bearings cause crank bolts to loosen? (How?)

I keep an old BSO near work, generally outside. The last few days, the left crank bolt (square taper) has loosened every few km. Admittedly the socket spanner I put in my bag isnt very long but I put ...
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