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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How critical is the position of the shifting aids (pins) on the front chainring?

My crankset (Ritchey Logic) has a 5 arm spider design with one chainring bolt hidden behind the crank arm. When installing a large chainring I need to rotate the ring in order to install it properly. ...
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Removing cranks from Trek 520

I'm trying to remove the crankarms and BB from a Trek 520. The bike is circa 2006 according to the previous owner. They are labeled "FC-5502/5505" on one of them and "FC-5505" on ...
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Can I use an apex 1 crankset with a shimano mtb casette?

I'm building a mullet 1x11 gravel bike with ultegra shifters, slx rear derailleur and 11 speed 11-46t cassette and am now looking for a oneby crankset. The bike will be used in pretty flat terrain ...
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Suggestions for removing a crankset from 1980s-era bike

I've removed a number of cranks from bikes built in the mid 1990s and later with my inexpensive crank-pulling tool, but I have been unable to remove the drive-side crank from a 1980s-era bicycle. The ...
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Can I use 3x sti on 2x crankset?

So my friend is going to upgrade his bike and he's giving his sti for free (Shimano Sora R3030 3x9 sti). My question is if I can use it on my 2x crankset. Will my chaib fall off if I accidentally ...
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Shimano tourney 3x fd with 9speed cogs

I'm planning to upgrade my rear cogs and Rd with a 9 speed Sora and I want to retain my 3x setup. I already found the r3030 which is 3x9 Sora shifter. My main concern is if the Tourney 3x FD ...
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What crankset works with Gates Belt Drive?

I’m building a split-frame touring bike from scratch and want to use a belt-driven internal gear hub (no engine) using one of these front sprockets from Gates. Main question: What crankset still ...
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How to remove crankset for SRAM S350

I have a Kona Rove 2020, which is listed as having a SRAM S350 crankset. My understanding is this is a self-extracting crankset which means the inner 8mm non-drive side bolt should be loosened/...
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Any issues with trying to go 2x10 with 44/22 rings?

I figure I would need a triple derailleur for the cage height, but IDK if the ramps and pins would be sufficient for that kind of gap. The 44t chainrings are designed for 3x10. Also, there might be a ...
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SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 compatible with Shimano 11-speed crankset and Shimano rim brakes?

I wish to upgrade my bike with the "SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 Upgrade Set"; this set would include the derailleurs and levers. The thing is, my current Shimano Ultegra 11-speed crankset (FC-...
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Crankset with one chainring and two chain guards?

I would like to custom build a crankset which would like the one I have on my ebike, but with more teeth. My current chainring is 52T, and I would like to go up to 58T. What I have is a four bolt, ...
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How to pick out a replacement rear derailleur

I have a Kent Nazz gravel bicycle. I am planning on making it a project bike to learn with. But I also really like the bike and how it feels. I got a Poseidon X also and I actually like the ride of ...
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Chain clicking when pedaling?

I just purchased a new bike from my LBS today (Giant Escape 3 Disc 2021) and decided to take it out for a ride. I rode for maybe 4 miles and it rode perfectly for nearly the entire time until I ...
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Is Shimano 11 speed crankset compatible with 7-speed cassette?

I'm upgrading an old folding bike (Dahon Speed). It currently has a 7 speed shifter and a Shimano 105 RD. However I haven't decided whether to stick to flat bar or change it to drop bar. I'm wondering ...
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Bigger outer chanring for Shimano FC-M4100-2 [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a way to put on a bigger outer chainring on my FC-M4100-2 crankset. It's 26/36T and I would like to have 26/42T. It's 96 bcd but I cannot find any rings. Any ideas? Is it even ...
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Cottered Crank Bottom Bracket

Can anyone help me identifying the bottom bracket? It had a cottered crank arm but only on one side, the other side has nothing. I have no idea how to remove the spindle. I already tried hammering it ...
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Self extracting crank keeps coming loose

I have already asked a question related to this but this is different. I have a self extracting crankset that uses a 10mm Allen key to tighten and for extra info the cap like thing around it you ...
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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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Shimano FC-M131 crank arm bolt

I have a Shimano FC-M131 crank arm and I want to use a bolt for the axis. I have tried an M20 bolt but it is too loose. I have measured the inner diameter and it is 20.8mm, slightly larger than the ...
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I can't find that specific part (Lasco cf-58 d-11 170) , is there any other crankset that would fit my bike?

I am trying to repair an old bike of mine to gift it to a friend. One of the pedal arms has broken off so I am looking to find a replacement part that I can swap for the old one. The model of the ...
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Repainting a crankset

I have a silver/grey painted FSA tempo crankset with some scratches and fading, I wanted to know how I would go about re painting, e.g. would I need to sand back down to bare metal or just sand off ...
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What key/wrench to remove this FSA crankset?

I have never worked with bottom brackets or crank arms before. What keys do I need if I want to remove these FSA ones?
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Shimano FCm360 28-38-48 175mm, crank can be mounted on a axis length of 118mm?

I would like to ask something. Now, i have a 28-38-48 170mm crank KRG Burchel with 118mm/68mm monobloc. Shimano FCm360 28-38-48 175mm, crank can be mounted on a axis length of this? (118mm). I have 13-...
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Any Cranks/Bottom bracket that can replace syncros cranks/BB on a 2006 Santa Cruz superlight MTB?

My left syncros crank was recently backed into by a car. The cranks are 175 mm. The bottom bracket is also syncros brand, threaded, and the size is 68 x 110mm. I have a syncros triple chainring, 5 ...
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Cannot fix pedal into crank spindle hole: what is the appropriate repair?

My pedal cannot get attached to the crank because the crank threads are worn/stripped. Based on this link, the solution appears to be to drill out the threads and insert a helicoil. I approached a ...
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SRAM S2200 - replacement BB30 spindle?

I'm having a hard time finding a replacement BB30 spindle for a SRAM S-2200 (X.0) crankset (originally fitted to a 2013 Specialized Enduro). I stripped the thread on the spindle, but I would like to ...
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How to match bottom bracket and crankset sizes?

I'm trying to buy a new bottom bracket. But I am not sure if sizes fits together. VGEBY1 Bottom bracket with CYSKY Single Speed Crankset 48tT. The bottom bracket has the following sizes; 68X118mm ...
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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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