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Old 03-30-07, 11:14 AM
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Deformed Spindle!?

OK, spoke too soon about the crank arm on my bike. It's trashed I guess, won't stop loosening up, and I malformed the square taper pretty bad. I don't know how it happened, when I put it on there I greased it up and tightened the HELL out of it, used a 1/2 socket drive and hit with a mallet a couple times to really tweak it down. Anyways, I know for a fact the crank arm is trashed, but the strange thing is that it looks like the BB spindle is deformed as well. I can clearly remember when I put the crankarm on there, it was a square. It has now rounded off considerably. I don't see how this is possible, the crankarm is aluminum and the spindle is supposed to be hardened steel? How hard is it to replace a spindle? I have the BB/Spindle still on my old bike. Are they generally used together? I ask because the BB on my old bike is a piece of trash and has deformed bearings (doesn't use casette bearings) and clicks horribly. If possible I'd just like to replace the spindle and pick up a crankarm at the LBS.
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Old 03-30-07, 11:21 AM
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I would say that this is the perfect opportunity to ditch square-taper and upgrade to ISIS.
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Old 03-30-07, 11:32 AM
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Any suggestions for a cheap(er) crankset? Preferably with BB included? I've been checking out Raceface sets on ebay, look pretty nice.
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Just curious...why ISIS instead of integrated?

I've had both, but prefer the integrated. I'm an "all mountain" sort. I know you're more DH...what say ya?
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Originally Posted by dminor
I would say that this is the perfect opportunity to ditch square-taper and upgrade to ISIS.
that would be a downgrade.

Skip straight to the X type or external or whatever the kids are calling it now adays

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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
that would be a downgrade.

Skip straight to the X-type or external or whatver the kinds are calling it nowadays
That would most definitely not be a downgrade from square taper - - and a good compromise of performance vs. cost. Unless there are some screamin' deals on X-type that I'm unaware of.
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