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


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-27-11, 12:05 PM   #1
ColoradoClark
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Surly LHT crank recommendation?

I just bought a Surly Long Haul trucker off of eBay and the bike arrived with a stripped crank -- the pedal in question, which the seller was kind enough to include with the bike, but NOT kind enough to describe in detail, has a lot of metal from the crank mixed into its threads. The inside of the crank is definitely stripped - pretty smooth and mostly lacking in threads for the first half of the threading. If I had to guess, I'd say he probably forced the pedal onto the crank by turning it clockwise, rather than the proper counter-clockwise threading for that side of the bike.

I'm a relative newbie to biking, so I thought I'd ask for advice here regarding a replacement crank - I will also check with my LBS. I'm a clydesdale (currently just over 230 lbs and slowly dwindling down to lighter weights....). I'm using the bike primarily for commuting (~20 mile round trip, maybe 20-25 pounds of gear?) and weekend rides through the Denver metro area and (maybe soon?) the foothills. I'm hoping to hit the local Colorado MS150 next year.

Comments, thought and/or suggestions?
ColoradoClark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 12:10 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 30,108
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 395 Post(s)
My bike shop fixed mine for $15.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 12:37 PM   #3
ColoradoClark
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
My bike shop fixed mine for $15.
Fixed a stripped crank? That'd be cool; I didn't know that was possible.
ColoradoClark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 12:46 PM   #4
m_yates
Senior Member
 
m_yates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 610
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If the threads can't be cleaned up, you might be able to buy just the single crank arm from loosescrews.com

If you decide to replace the entire crankset, the Sugino XD-350 or XD-600 cranks are pretty good touring triples. benscycle.net usually has them in stock at low price.
m_yates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 03:28 PM   #5
Iowegian
Senior Member
 
Iowegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colo
Bikes:
Posts: 1,859
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoClark View Post
Fixed a stripped crank? That'd be cool; I didn't know that was possible.
Depending on how badly it's mucked up it might be possible to just re-tap it. If it's too far gone for that I believe there is a heli-coil type insert that can be used.
Iowegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 09:01 PM   #6
KDC1956
Senior Member
 
KDC1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: Surly LHT 52cm Nice Bicycle I think.
Posts: 671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it is a stock crank then this will be what you want to buy.I know because I have two sets of these.Don,t let the name on it mess you up.It is the same that come,s on a stock Surly LHT if you have a 170mm crank arm.This is what you need to get.I know it says cross crank but it is the same model and the # on the back of the crank will match up. Hope this helps out.
Dimension


170mm Cross Crank Arm Set 110/74 Black, Includes Bolts (CR2330)


$38.95
KDC1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-11, 02:21 AM   #7
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,098
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1114 Post(s)
Quote:
just bought a Surly Long Haul trucker off of eBay

now you pay the difference, you thought you could save..
fietsbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-11, 08:49 AM   #8
ColoradoClark
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post

now you pay the difference, you thought you could save..
Actually, no: the seller will be reimbursing me for the crank replacement.

Thanks for the information, guys!
ColoradoClark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-11, 09:53 AM   #9
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,098
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1114 Post(s)
A mountain bike crankset will have the low gears that help a lot.. 22,32, 44,
maybe upsize big ring to a 46, but leaving as is will cost less, 44 by 12 is plenty high for touring.

this forum is full of ebay false bargains, good that the seller, in your case will help.

the standard crankset was chosen to keep the assembled bike cost down.
and so you wont have to spend much to get the identical parts, if that is your desire
fietsbob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-11, 11:41 AM   #10
BigBlueToe
Senior Member
 
BigBlueToe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
Posts: 3,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's the crankset that's mucked up, right? Not the bottom bracket? I'd say to buy something new. I put a Sugino XD-600 on my LHT. It came with 26-36-46 chainrings. I replaced the 26-tooth granny with a 24. I don't want to wish for a lower gear on a hill. So far, the 24 with the 34-tooth cog on the cassette (Cyclotouriste 13 from Harris Cyclery) has been low enough to get me up every hill I've encountered, and I carry a pretty big load. The 22-tooth granny wouldn't be a bad idea. You can't have too low of a setup, but you sure can have a not-low-enough range.
BigBlueToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-11, 06:19 PM   #11
Mr Pink57
Did I catch a niner?
 
Mr Pink57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: a van down by the river
Bikes: Vassago Fisticuff/Surly Ogre/Surly Pugsley/Surly Pugsley 29+
Posts: 507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'd also say look at the Shimano LX crankset on Jensonusa.com it is usually had for only $89 and is pretty solid.
Mr Pink57 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 09:51 AM.