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Old 04-28-07, 02:43 PM
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got myself a new crank set!

i ordered it few days ago had it put together and rode it. i really like them and they're lighter than my old cranks and stiffer. in the last pic you will noticed that i put a pen in a hole of a bb section i thought it was pretty cool that you could see one side to the other. here's some pics.





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Old 04-28-07, 04:35 PM
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wow that thing is sweet only $150 too. How much did it cost for the install?
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Old 04-28-07, 04:41 PM
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the cost to install was crazy 30 bucks. i am also looking to get a front hope xc hub soon.
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Old 04-28-07, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by derekdehaas
the cost to install was crazy 30 bucks. i am also looking to get a front hope xc hub soon.
If that includes facing the BB shell and chasing the threads, that's reasonable considering that the tools necessary to do this work would cost you many times over.

However, investing in the tools to install the outboard bearings can't cost more than $15-20 and is a worthwhile investment.
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Old 04-28-07, 05:20 PM
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Nice pen, is that a Papermate?
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Originally Posted by santiago
If that includes facing the BB shell and chasing the threads, that's reasonable considering that the tools necessary to do this work would cost you many times over.

However, investing in the tools to install the outboard bearings can't cost more than $15-20 and is a worthwhile investment.
yeah it worth it.

yes that a paper mate pen, very rare and cost $50 each so i got lucky and found myself a nice pen
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Old 04-28-07, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by gastro
Nice pen, is that a Papermate?
You don't seem yourself. Is everything okay?
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Old 04-28-07, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by santiago
You don't seem yourself. Is everything okay?
How would my usual online self have responded, do you think?

But since you mention it, I am a little out of sorts - Tomorrow I am going to repeatedly shuttle a 7 mile, 3000 vertical foot downhill, and I am a little nervous that it might be more fun than I can stand.
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Sorry for the newbie question. What does upgrading the crank do for you? I know that different number of teeth would change your gear ratio for climbing ease or speed but what other benefits are there? Also what does stiffer mean in relation to a crank?
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Originally Posted by gastro
How would my usual online self have responded, do you think?

But since you mention it, I am a little out of sorts - Tomorrow I am going to repeatedly shuttle a 7 mile, 3000 vertical foot downhill, and I am a little nervous that it might be more fun than I can stand.
The important thing is not to bottle it in. I actually think I know what it is and I just want you to know that I'm there for you, buddy.
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Originally Posted by Unforgiven462
Sorry for the newbie question. What does upgrading the crank do for you? I know that different number of teeth would change your gear ratio for climbing ease or speed but what other benefits are there? Also what does stiffer mean in relation to a crank?

You don't need to change the crankset to get a different number of teeth, you can simply change the chainrings.

Changing the cranks is usually done because:
- you are looking for something stronger
- you are looking for something less flexy
- you are looking for something lighter.

With respect to flexy, we're talking about the crank arms. Imagine pedaling down on the cranks and feeling the crank arms giving and bouncing. That's flex.
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Old 04-29-07, 07:07 AM
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i changed my cranks because i need something that works

hussefelts FTW~!
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Originally Posted by santiago
You don't need to change the crankset to get a different number of teeth, you can simply change the chainrings.

Changing the cranks is usually done because:
- you are looking for something stronger
- you are looking for something less flexy
- you are looking for something lighter.

With respect to flexy, we're talking about the crank arms. Imagine pedaling down on the cranks and feeling the crank arms giving and bouncing. That's flex.

he got it cover, i will add one more thing. upgrading the cranks also looks nicer
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