Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    old racer and an enthusiastic new novice

    I recently bought an old racing bike, which i aim to slowly make amazing.

    Yesterday i was riding and the pedal fell off, its now threadbare and not going back on. i took it into Evans and they said my whole crank set etc is very old and the whole thing needs to be replaced.

    So here are my questions:

    1, Do crank sets come complete with bottom brackets, all websites are pretty non-specific about this.

    2, Are bottom brackets a standard size, and if not which part am i measuring here?

    3, If i change my crankset do i have to change my cassette etc?

    4, My gears are old school ones situated half way up the frame of the bike, is this going to be a problem in any way?

    5, Is fitting a crank set a job a novice like me could do, as i am really keen to get in to this alot more.

    This is it for now i think, my terminology is probably all wrong, but i have tried . . . .

    Would really appreciate any help, especially if it relates to parts on the evans website!

    Ashley.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bill Kapaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
    My Bikes
    86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
    Posts
    6,896
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Identify the bike and componants in question the best you can. There should be at least "some" names & numbers. Also number of chain rings & cogs.
    How many "arms" attach the crank arm to the chain rings?

    How bad is the crank. IF the pedal is a 1/2" thread, it could probably be drilled and tapped for a 9/16" thread. That would be much cheaper than replacing the whole thing.
    1 N
    2 N
    3 Probably not
    4 I think you mean shifters. Probably not
    5 I certainley wouldn't attempt it as by first bike repair!

    evans site? If you refer to a website, post a link-

    Here's some good links-
    Terminology
    http://sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html

    Parts- to see what's out there
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/parts.html

    The website has LOTS of other links for repairs etc.

    Another excellant repair website is-
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the website is www.evanscycles.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •