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Tonight’s episode of “Would You Ride It?”

Old 12-04-20, 07:54 PM
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Tonight’s episode of “Would You Ride It?”

I finally have this TA Pro 5 Vis in hand, and it honestly doesn’t look as bad as I’d feared from the pictures. Would you put this in service? I see no cracks, and it’s a 165 length, which I prefer. Yes, it’s missing chainring bolts, I know, but that’s beside the point for now.

Front view of the area in question:




Rear view, several gouges:




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Old 12-04-20, 07:59 PM
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Neat. I probably have a set of bolts for that.
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Why wouldn't you ride it? Are they known to fail or something?
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Yes, I would ride it. I'd also buy a TA specific crank puller so that I wouldn't have to resort to a gear puller like some previous owner did.
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Originally Posted by krakhaus View Post
Why wouldn't you ride it? Are they known to fail or something?
Well, the gouges gave me pause, but these comments are reassuring.
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Old 12-04-20, 09:35 PM
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Yes, I would ride it. I'd also buy a TA specific crank puller so that I wouldn't have to resort to a gear puller like some previous owner did.
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Yep, I have that Polish Stronglight/TA double sided one that shows up on ebay.
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I’d have no problem using it but the OCD in me would want to at least cleanup the gouges before using. Just to take off the rough edges.
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I would ride this but I just can't get past the look of it:
P1000180 by superissimo_83, on Flickr
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I'll trade you nice 170 crankarms for the 165's
I'd also pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
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I'll trade you nice 170 crankarms for the 165's
I'd also pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
You can understand why I acted so hastily when I saw the reasonable price, and why I would hurriedly miss the clear pics of the damage that explained the reasonable price. Also, why I’d like them to work regardless of the damage...
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
Yes, I would ride it. I'd also buy a TA specific crank puller so that I wouldn't have to resort to a gear puller like some previous owner did.
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But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't stripped before you buy the tool. And if they are stripped, that might be a reason not to use the crank.
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