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Old 04-19-07, 02:06 PM   #1
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Cranks

Can you drop a ATB Crank on a Cross Check Frame or does it need a Road Crank... I have A cross check with only a double on it and I want to put a triple on it.

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Old 04-19-07, 02:23 PM   #2
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Yes, you can put pretty much any crank on it. ATB, touring, road or SS. If you go to a triple you might have to get a wider bottom bracket though, if your changing it youself then make sure you find out the correct width.
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Yes, you can put pretty much any crank on it. ATB, touring, road or SS. If you go to a triple you might have to get a wider bottom bracket though, if your changing it youself then make sure you find out the correct width.
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With ATB cranks, I found I had to use a shorter bottom bracket then even a double 105.

EDIT: The best crank out there right now, in my opinion, is the Shimano Treking. The best value is this one. Paired with an 11-34 cassette and you have a great range of gears! I have the XT version on my road bike. They also make an external bearing version for about $100 more.
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Old 04-19-07, 11:16 PM   #4
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I got my Shimano Hone crankset for 130 shipped, check around online and on ebay.
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