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Old 01-09-14, 08:17 PM   #1
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Wanting a new crank

I can't stand the look of the giant bash guard on my 2010 Specialized Sirrus Sport so I'm looking at getting something else. Needing opinions or recommendations. Bike is currently a 3x8 and I'm fine with that just want to get rid of the ugly bashguard.
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Old 01-09-14, 08:56 PM   #2
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You should be able to remove that easily enough. On my Trek is was only 4 or 5 screws and its off.
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...should be able to remove that easily enough.
And then it starts - Like removing that plastic Do-Hicky from your rear wheel - And then who needs all those reflectors - And then your getting special tools for your own tune ups - And then your switching out better quality components - And then your cruising the forum for tid bits of information....

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Old 01-10-14, 03:31 AM   #4
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Just remove it and replace the chainring bolts to groovin' annodized ones. Pimp it out.
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Old 01-10-14, 08:21 AM   #5
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Deore XTR acrossed the board.
Swap the frame for full-carbon including forks, steerer, skewers, etc.
Wheels ditto
Seat post ditto
Saddle ditto
Bars
Stem
Carbon cables
Carbon tires
Carbon reflectors. Wait, nix that, don't need no reflectors

Sorry, couldn't resist.

It is funny though, ain't it, how the little stuff get us going?? I find myself looking at the bike shop for stuff I KNOW I don't need, but can't resist the thought.
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Old 01-10-14, 07:15 PM   #6
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lol totally agree. I always have a serious case of upgraditus and it pisses my wife off to no end. Every winter I sit inside and find new things to do to the bikes.
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You are talking about the chain guard, right? The thing that helps keep your clothing out of the sprocket.
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not to worried about that, it looks ridiculous and I hate it! Hope to find some time tomorrow to try to take it off.
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...carbon cables
Carbon tires.....
I didnt know they make cables and tires from carbon! Ive seen kevlar but...

Its just the housings right? are they just carbon-look or do they actually provide increased performance? how, So long as the metal endcaps are in place I cant see where added stiffness in the line would change anything. Is it just for show?

Now you've got my gears turning. damn you!
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Actually, I was just being sarcastic.......unless they really make cables in carbon too, then....uhhhhhh....I knew exactly was I was talking about.

Actually, some of the stuff they make out of carbon fiber makes me scratch my head sometimes, but what the heck.....the "just because you can doesn't mean you should" probably doesn't apply when you're talking about elite sports like professional cycling where there's oodles of money to be spent.
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Old 01-12-14, 09:36 PM   #11
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Just carbon look but they do look pretty sweet.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Jagwire-...item3a830acdb8
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Old 01-15-14, 10:20 PM   #12
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Took the guard off and it looks so much better, didn't even have to take the crank off! Thanks guys
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Took the guard off and it looks so much better, didn't even have to take the crank off! Thanks guys
Congrats! I've been incrementally learning how to work on my own bikes but I haven't been able to bring myself to the point of messing with a crankset yet. In theory it looks simple enough but I'm reluctant to do it without a torque wrench. Those bash guards do make a bike/crankset look cheap. I much prefer cranksets without them.
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