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how do I figure out what BB crankset i can put in my Salsa Journeyman 650B

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how do I figure out what BB crankset i can put in my Salsa Journeyman 650B

how do I figure out what BB crankset i can put in my Salsa Journeyman 650B?

it is currently running a vero adventure square taper and i would like to upgrade it.
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Any crankset that uses some form of BSA threaded bottom bracket will work. Shimano's cranks with their Hollowtech II bottom brackets, SRAM with their GXP bottom brackets, FSA with their Mega EXO bottom brackets and so on. And of course other cranksets that use a square taper bottom bracket such as the White Industries cranksets.
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^^ what he said
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External bearing cranks also resolve the what BB length ? question , since its part of the crank arm assembly..
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i want to change the bottom bracket and move away from a square taper to a higher end stronger crankset.
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i want to change the bottom bracket and move away from a square taper to a higher end stronger crankset.
So do it. Do you need help deciding? Have any questions? Can you do the work yourself or do you have an LBS that can do the work?
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So do it. Do you need help deciding? Have any questions? Can you do the work yourself or do you have an LBS that can do the work?
thanks.... I need help deciding. It currently is 46/30 I used to ride 50/34 on previous commuter. I cant find one that is 46/30 seems that I can only find cranksets 48/32. I think it will be okay to change to 48/32 but I do like the low gearing for climbing while commuting.

I think I can do it with the help from a friend but I am not sure what bottom bracket is in there. I looked on the bike's website and on the cranks and don't know exactly what i am looking for.
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
thanks.... I need help deciding. It currently is 46/30 I used to ride 50/34 on previous commuter. I cant find one that is 46/30 seems that I can only find cranksets 48/32. I think it will be okay to change to 48/32 but I do like the low gearing for climbing while commuting.

I think I can do it with the help from a friend but I am not sure what bottom bracket is in there. I looked on the bike's website and on the cranks and don't know exactly what i am looking for.
This is an example of what you're looking for: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FSA-Adventu...cAAOSwEtJcq9G0

But there are others on eBay with different length crank arms, product levels, different BBs that will work, and different price ranges.

What length crank arm do you want and what is your budget?
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
it is currently running a vero adventure square taper and i would like to upgrade it.
I just read this part.

If you get this crank I can send you an extra set of 46/30 rings and a bb to fit it. The BB is a little ugly on one of the cups but it works just fine, won't be visible once the cranks are installed, and you can have it all for the price of shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FSA-Omega-A...cAAOSwjlVb-1d1
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What did u go with

How did u fix it. I need to do the same thing.
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How did u fix it. I need to do the same thing.
Same questions I asked him apply to you. The crank you want is not specific to your Journeyman. Don't let what kind of bike you have make this decision. Answer the questions I asked above and we'll help you find something.
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I have decided

To be less impulsive and think that I need external bearings to feel updated. I am keeping the 46\30 and adjusted front derailleur so it wouldn’t rub my chain while cranking down on right pedal stroke. Now all is good. It’s a gravel bike. Not a carbon road unit.

thank u.
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Same questions I asked him apply to you. The crank you want is not specific to your Journeyman. Don't let what kind of bike you have make this decision. Answer the questions I asked above and we'll help you find something.
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