Old roadbike with stripped one piece crank. Replace 28tpi with 24 tpi crank?
Hi Bike forums!,
This is my first post on this marvelous website, and I need help with a roadbike I recently purchased. Its an old nameless roadbike and the pedal holes are completely stripped. I spent an entire afternoon figuring out how to remove the crank, and I found this nice website.
I wanted to purchase a new crank on ebay, but i realized its a 28 tpi, and those crank are hard to come by. Is it possible to replace the crank with a 24tpi, and get new bearings, cups, and everything else that belongs in the bottom bracket (while still being able to use my crank wheel), or am I stuck having to buy a 28tpi crank from a shady man on the corner?
By the way, I'm very very new to bicycle and bicycle repair. This is my first project, and I'm hoping to turn this white rusted POS to a nice road bike. (: Forgive me if I butcher the names of bike parts.
(: Forgive me if I butcher the names of bike parts.
You've done a heck of a lot better than the usual newbie! Sheldon Brown's site, as usual, provides the answer: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/opc.html . You should be able to replace the crank with an old Schwinn crank and not have an issue or get a 24tpi crank and replace all of the bearings and cones and not have an issue.