Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-13-07, 01:19 PM   #1
Stoeger
Retro Grouch member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do cranks need to be 10 speed compatible

OK, last crank question for the day Do they need to be compatible with a 10 speed drivetrain? I would guess not, but before I make a bad purchase, I figured I'd ask. Our friends at Nashbar have the Ultegra 6500 cranks on sale for a pretty sweet price, I think it would look pretty good on the CdF I have on order!
Stoeger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 01:59 PM   #2
fat_bike_nut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Francisco!
Bikes: 2010 Surly LHT (main rider and do-everything bike), 2011 Bike Friday NWT (back-up bike and multi-modal)
Posts: 909
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's what Sheldon Brown says about "X-speed compatibility" in parts:

http://sheldonbrown.com/speeds.html

I guess basically, it might require a little more adjustment than usual, but it should work.
fat_bike_nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 02:27 PM   #3
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When I got new cranks they had to replace my bb spindle to something a little longer to align with the RD.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 03:52 PM   #4
bigbossman 
Dolce far niente
 
bigbossman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 10,777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A while back I bought the 9spd Shimano Ultegra triple crankset from Nashbar and installed it into my 10spd drivetrain. Many, many happy miles with no issues, and it works a hell of a lot better than the stock TruVativ piece of crap that came with the bike.

I did have to buy the appropriate Shimano BB, but the total was something like $115.
__________________
"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, itís the triumphant twang of a bedspring."

S. J. Perelman

Last edited by bigbossman; 03-13-07 at 04:26 PM.
bigbossman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 04:05 PM   #5
Stoeger
Retro Grouch member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I have a double and am getting another double to replace it, I should need a different length BB spindle, correct?
Stoeger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 06:13 PM   #6
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Maybe. It depends on the design of the new crank vs the old one - with mine it was still the same ration but the new crank (Sugino) was too close to the frame. It will unfortunately probably be one of those things that you'll try, notice that it won't fit, and get a new spindle.

You may want to post this (or search more) in the Mechanics forum - if you tell them what you have and what you want to upgrade to they may know off the bat.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-07, 06:35 PM   #7
Stoeger
Retro Grouch member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks, will do.
Stoeger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:08 AM.