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Old 11-22-23, 08:52 PM
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gearbox face-plate disappeared

I cannot imagine how this could have happened. Can it be fixed? Is it safe to ride as it is?

This is my pedal gearbox. I think it's supposed to be covered. Can this be fixed? Is it safe to ride?
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Old 11-22-23, 09:03 PM
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Nothing missing. standard cartridge bottom bracket.

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Thank you for reply.
Surprised to learn there is nothing missing.
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Simple thing to do is look at similar bicycles.
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I am missing the gear box? However if not just a standard B.B. and you have gearbox questions I would reach out to the likely manufacturer: https://pinion.eu/en/ Really I just wanted an excuse to see what they have cooking now and I found a bike I want which I don't need : )
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Originally Posted by walterbyrd
I cannot imagine how this could have happened. Can it be fixed? Is it safe to ride as it is? This is my pedal gearbox. I think it's supposed to be covered. Can this be fixed? Is it safe to ride?
As others have noted, it's called the bottom bracket, not the gear box. And also as others have noted, look at the other side of the bike and find that it looks exactly the same and that you have lost nothing.
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as others have said above that's a sealed bearing bottom bracket cartridge, entirely normal.

A gearbox is shown in the pic below. Hewland LG200

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Originally Posted by mpetry912
as others have said above that's a sealed bearing bottom bracket cartridge, entirely normal.

A gearbox is shown in the pic below. Hewland LG200

I'm kinda partial to a Muncie SM 465 backed by a New Process 205. Doesn't get much more bulletproof for my applications.

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Originally Posted by dedhed
I'm kinda partial to a Muncie SM 465 backed by a New Process 205. Doesn't get much more bulletproof for my applications.

that is not a gearbox. that is a "rock crusher"

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Is it really necessary to poke fun at the new person's nomenclature?

The point of this subforum is to help people get stuff diagnosed and fixed. The behavior of way too many is to punish anyone that doesn't know what you know.


Please consider being polite to those with legitimate concerns. The side of the OPs BB does look like an unfinished mess, so he was right to ask.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Is it really necessary to poke fun at the new person's nomenclature?

The point of this subforum is to help people get stuff diagnosed and fixed. The behavior of way too many is to punish anyone that doesn't know what you know.

Please consider being polite to those with legitimate concerns. The side of the OPs BB does look like an unfinished mess, so he was right to ask.
I thought this thread was quite well mannered compared to many. No harm to people or small animals was intended and none occurred near as I can tell.

we now return to our regularly scheduled programming

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Originally Posted by mpetry912
I thought this thread was quite well mannered compared to many. No harm to people or small animals was intended and none occurred near as I can tell.

we now return to our regularly scheduled programming

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Some threads on this sub are ridiculous, but mainly because the usual suspects are bashing each other. And they can abuse each other all they want.

But in terms of making new people feel welcome to come here and ask questions, there is no need to make it sound like people are dumb for not knowing the right term, the right diagnostic information, etc.

I would much rather this subforum had a steady stream of neophytes asking questions that are never considered dumb, rather than getting poked fun at.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Some threads on this sub are ridiculous, but mainly because the usual suspects are bashing each other. And they can abuse each other all they want.

But in terms of making new people feel welcome to come here and ask questions, there is no need to make it sound like people are dumb for not knowing the right term, the right diagnostic information, etc.

I would much rather this subforum had a steady stream of neophytes asking questions that are never considered dumb, rather than getting poked fun at.
This thread wasn't that and you are a usual suspect as well. I can understand if people were being nasty but that didn't happen here. It does happen and a good number of people are part of it including myself on occasion but there is no need to argue it in a place it is not happening. Seems kind of odd.
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Originally Posted by Kontact
Is it really necessary to poke fun at the new person's nomenclature?

The point of this subforum is to help people get stuff diagnosed and fixed. The behavior of way too many is to punish anyone that doesn't know what you know.


Please consider being polite to those with legitimate concerns. The side of the OPs BB does look like an unfinished mess, so he was right to ask.
Look who’s talking…
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