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Old 03-10-22, 08:19 PM
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need help advice on new crank set

hi there before you all bash me for this i need advice on a new crank set for my 2019 specialized pitch i don't have the money for a new bike so i am going fix this and need choices.

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Old 03-11-22, 09:46 AM
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How much do new mountains cost?
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Old 03-11-22, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by whydoibike93 View Post
hi there before you all bash me for this i need advice on a new crank set for my 2019 specialized pitch i don't have the money for a new mountain so im going fix this and need choices.
You didn;t say what was 'wrong' with the current crankset? something not working or just wanting to 'change'?
Looks like the Pitch is 3x - 8 Spd , square taper BB.
You have (IMO) 2 choices:
1. get another 3x crankset - another Square taper crank, OR a newer design threaded External BB Crankset and also required would be a new Threaded External BB.
Getting a Square tape crankset means you'll prolly find 'new' of any kind (branded or asian off-brand) will be roughly same quality and weight of your current crank
2. Ditch the 3x system and go 1x (keeping the current 8 spd rear shifter) - which likely means 'complicated' ditching the current 11-34 8 spd cassette (8 spd 11-34 with 1x is limited on low gear - depending what terrain you're riding)
getting a cassette with a low gear of 42... getting a 1x crankset, prolly 28 tooth... ah... man.... this is all doable, but involved. Between the assorted new parts you'd need (crankset, Bottom Bracket, cassette, possibly Rear Derailleur) the tools and then considerations like getting the chainline properly set - quite complicated and then the money would be close to what you prolly paid for the bike...

Oh, just get a new SRAM square taper crank or Suntour, - if the current crankset is bodged-up...
or
sell the bike and get something else...
even if you 'upgrade', you'll never get the majority of what you paid back, if you sell the bike.
Ride On
Yuri
EDIT: If you do buy a new crankset, make sure you seat the cranks/arms properly on the BB axle, and tight properly, and check tightness frequently (every ride) for at least the 1st 6 or so rides... VERY lightly greasing the axle taper sides will assure the best and tightest positioning of the new crank arms. GET all the appropriate tools need to pull the old cranks and put on the new.

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Old 03-12-22, 04:09 PM
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I would bash you more for your lack of information. Why do you need to replace the crankset, what did you do to the old one or what happened that caused issues? I would take it back to your local shop and they can make recommendations. I wouldn't put much money into the Pitch and just save up but if there are no real issues I wouldn't bother and if there are let us know what they are!
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i am currently jobless
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Originally Posted by whydoibike93 View Post
i am currently jobless
Ok so what do I do with that information? It has nothing to do with the bike or why you would need a new crank? Not posting that info to mention unrelated stuff doesn't help until we can help you with the original problem.

If you are sans job you should get a job. With the gaggle of brain damaged trucker hippies protesting people staying alive roaming around and the huge need for truckers to do their jobs, trucking could be a good place to look for a job. Get a CDL and hit the road. I know getting a job can be tough so it was more a dig at those truck nuts for brains degens driving around to support those ridiculous Canookistans.

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Old 03-27-22, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by whydoibike93 View Post
i am currently jobless

But -------------------------------

whats wrong with the crankset?
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Originally Posted by whydoibike93 View Post
i am currently jobless
You shouldn't be. There is a shortage of workers everywhere. You should be able to practically walk into any place right now and get hired on the spot. That's how bad things are right now.
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You shouldn't be. There is a shortage of workers everywhere. You should be able to practically walk into any place right now and get hired on the spot. That's how bad things are right now.
While yes you are correct there is a shortage of workers and for many it wouldn't be so tough to get a job these days, it isn't always that easy for everyone.

It also still doesn't tell us anything about the dang cranks
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1x? 2x?

What is on there now?

Is the problem the cranks themselves, the rings, or the BB?

if you want help with this, give some freaking info.
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You shouldn't be. There is a shortage of workers everywhere. You should be able to practically walk into any place right now and get hired on the spot. That's how bad things are right now.
We have no idea what the OP’s situation is.
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.We do know what the OP's situation is....He is currently jobless damn it!!! And he's not buying a new bike so he's gonna fix it and he needs choices.

Help the poor guy will ya!!! Give him some Choices!!! I'll start off...

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/fc-xx-1-c2
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
.We do know what the OP's situation is....He is currently jobless damn it!!! And he's not buying a new bike so he's gonna fix it and he needs choices.

Help the poor guy will ya!!! Give him some Choices!!! I'll start off...

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/fc-xx-1-c2
I agree. Who knows what the situation is. Could be many reasons why a job is hard to come by. But since the only info we have to go on is “I need new cranks” then we can at least provide a few options. Such as these…..

https://canecreek.com/product/eewings/
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Originally Posted by nodnerb View Post
I agree. Who knows what the situation is. Could be many reasons why a job is hard to come by. But since the only info we have to go on is “I need new cranks” then we can at least provide a few options. Such as these…..

https://canecreek.com/product/eewings/
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