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Old 08-14-06, 06:35 PM   #1
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Replacing crankset and BB

Hi, I need to replace my current BB & Crankset and had Few questions. I currently have a Shimano DEORE FC MT60, the cranks are beat up as well as the chainrings, and the BB has a lot of play. The chainrings are 46, 36, and 24.

What would be good replacement for this crankset and BB?
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What kind of riding do you do? How much will you spend? What kind of bike is it?

Nashbar has some ridiculously cheap cranks for sale that aren't too bad at all. They also have free shipping until Wednesday on any order over $25.
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Thanks for the quick reply Chuckie J.!

I'll be doing city and trail riding, I'd be willing to spend up to $100.00 + and it is for a maxam mountain bike. I was thinking of the Shimano saint but was concerned about the fitment of the BB and the chainrings.

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The Saint line is designed for "freeride". They can take an enormous amount of abuse and if that's how you're last set got worn out then maybe the Saint crank is ok. A regular cross country crank with 44/32/22 chainrings such as a Shimano XT 752 or an LX 572 would work just fine. Race Face makes a couple around $100.

This one seems to be a real good value if you can handle the gun metal blue. For $50 it is quite a deal. I saw the matching BB at Cambria for $15.

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So I shouldn't have any trouble switching from 46/36/24 to 44/32/22 chainrings?
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So I shouldn't have any trouble switching from 46/36/24 to 44/32/22 chainrings?
Not at all. I bet you wouldn't even have to move/adjust the front derailleur. You could even get away without taking any links out of the chain. Easy. A perfectionist might re-adjust everything but if you changed the cranks with the appropriate BB and everything was set up nice to begin with you'd have no problems.

It begs the question "was everything nice and setup to begin with?"
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