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Old 12-08-05, 04:42 PM   #1
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Rim or cranks

I have a completly stock 2005 Eastern Shovelhead. I either want to get a new 3-piece crank or a new cassette rim. Which part do you guys think I should get? I dont know how to put links on here, but the bike is on danscomp.com.
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Old 12-08-05, 05:15 PM   #2
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What cranks and rims do you have right now?
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Cassette rim?
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Old 12-08-05, 06:08 PM   #4
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Cut him some slack. Cassette hub. A rim with a cassette hub. Cassette. 8 track.
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Old 12-08-05, 06:38 PM   #5
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Why don't you wait to see which breaks first or becomes a pain in the a$$ first. I suspect it will be the bargain, looseball, chinese 3pc. cranks. Is that a sealed cassette on that thing? The description on the Eastern and Dans websites aren't very clear.

What is with Dans description "100% chromoly top and down tube"? Are they trying to be misleading? It either has a "100% cromo frame" or it has a "cromo top and down tube"...

Considering this bike isn't full cromo, don't waste your money upgrading anything. wait til you can afford a full cromo bike with good cranks and wheels or live with the Shovelhead without upgrading.
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Old 12-08-05, 06:41 PM   #6
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Sorry, just noticed you already own the bike - not thinking of buying the bike then upgrading. My mistake. In this case, definitely wait until something starts giving you hassles then spend your money fixing the problem.
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Old 12-08-05, 07:02 PM   #7
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The cranks on it right now are just stock eastern 3-piece tubular chromoly cranks. The rims are stock 48H high-wall alloy rims with a cassette hub on them. Bikebros, I plan on just building my bike up as I get the money and eventually get to where I can get a new frame. Once I figure out if im getting new cranks or rims i'm going to be ordering a bunch of parts from dans to upgrade my bike.
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If you've already got tubular cro-mo cranks and 48h wheels, why waste money now? I don't mind spending money, but I don't see why you'd want to replace those parts first. Just save for a frame. If it was your plan to replace wheels and cranks right away, you should have started with a better frame.
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Watch yourself, old man. We don't mess with that all up in here.
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Watch yourself, old man. We don't mess with that all up in here.
If there was a way to fit in Hungry Man TV dinners - the ones in foil, I would have. By the way, a customer complained yesterday that the freewheel on his son's BMX blew it's guts out after only 8 months. I had to excuse myself when he proceeded to buy the kid a GT Zone.
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wait, do you mean he bought the kid a new bike just cause of the freewheel?
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Old 12-08-05, 07:58 PM   #12
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No. But he complained about the last crappy bike he bought, then bought another crappy one.

Jeez, I keep buying Yugos, and they keep falling apart...
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Get the cranks.
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...and this is the 3rd kia rio this week
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Your bike ALLREADY has a cassette hub and 3pc cranks (stock), wait till something breaks before you go out and buy something your dont need...
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why would u need a new crank or cassette wheel.cassette wheels are expesive. maybe just buy a double or triple wall rim(just rim) and get it built with ur old hub and spokes. cheaper than a new wheel.
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I have an Odyssey procassette wheel w/11t driver, 3pawl engagement. Can I replace the driver with a 4 pawl driver?
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I know that you can use a 3-pawl driver with the 4-pawl cassette, but I'm not sure about the other way around.

Email Chris C or Nuno O at Odyssey, and they'll get back to you pretty quickly.

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