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  1. I took a big rock strike today, which unfortunately stripped one of my Sram XX1 cranks to such a degree that the pedal subsequently fell out after a bit of riding. Unfortunately a new Sram XX1 crankset is out of the question, even the Gx crankset at R3k is eye watering! I see Rapide sell a set of cranks without the chain-ring for a much more palatable R1k, is this a good option!? I'm not particularly concerned about the crank weight as I mainly ride Trail/Enduro trails! Are there any other brands that I should be looking at? Alternatively if its feasible, where would one go to have the stripped thread removed from the crank and a new thread installed?
  2. Hi, looking to convert our Avalanche tandem envy 29inch currently with 42, 32, 24 setup to road bike blades - 52, etc. 170mm crank. Two cycle shops in cape town told me they cannot assist after trying to source parts. Problems encountered so far: Chainrings cannot be replaced individually , need to replace entire crank on the one side of tandem. Found a replacement with 170mm but the actual square hole through crank sits square with crank, not positioned as newer cranks.(corner of square hole in line with the crank) if this one is fitted the crank on the other side (32tooth crank) will sit at incorrect angle with other side. So next step is to replace that side of the crank as well, but no one can find stock. Two years ago there was a forum regarding this exact conversion. Anybody with knowledge on this? Apologies, my use of words for cycling parts are probably incorrect but hope it makes sense. Thanks
  3. Hi guys, Sorry for posting another topic on this issue but I'm still stuck. I'm looking for a press fit BB for my 26" Rocky Mountain. My frame's BB shell width is 83mm. I'm wanting to get the M7000 SLX crankset. But before I pull the trigger, I'd like to know whether there is a BB that will work for this upgrade. Ideally I'd like to purchase it off a local site, such as CWC or Evobikes etc. Thanks again for any assistance and apologies for posting a second topic. Cheers
  4. I'm looking to get a new crankset (either Lyne or SLX M7000). Looking at these photos, do you know which BB I would need? If I need to measure anything for clarity then I can do that. Someone at my LBS mentioned it would be a press fit BB. So I just want to make sure I know which one and whether it will work with either of the crankset I'm considering. My frame is a 26" Rocky Mountain Element 30 MSL. (2011) Thanks for your help!
  5. I've got a 1x10 setup with 32T upfront, XT rear derailleur, XT shifter, and a Praxis wide range cassette (11-40). I'm thinking of upgrading my current Shimano Deore crankset to the new SLX M7000 11 speed crankset with 32T. Basically, I can't afford a complete 11 speed upgrade right now so I'm just considering the crankset for the time being. My current one has seen better days. Is this possible? Cheers
  6. The Pulse crankset is forged aluminium designed for the demands of XC and trail riding. To save weight the 6061 T6 alloy arms are carved out. The Pulse is available in two arm lengths: 170mm and 175mm. Lyne offer both a threaded BSA and PressFit bottom bracket for the crank’s 24 mm spindle. The chainring is directly mounted to the crankset using a 3-bolt system and is compatible with SRAM direct mount cranks. The chainrings are made from 7075 T6 alloy and anodized black. They feature a narrow wide tooth pattern for chain retention. The chainrings are available for boost (3mm chainring offset) or non-boost (6mm chainring offset) chainlines. Lyne also has a direct mount double chainring cluster for two-by drivetrains. We tested the 175 mm threaded bottom bracket variant of the Pulse cranks with a non-boost 32 tooth chainring fitted to our Transition Smuggler long term test bike. Installation is a relatively simple five-minute job. You only need three tools: an 8 mm hex key; a bottom bracket tool, and a torx screw to attach the chainring bolts. The bottom bracket, being threaded, screws into place hassle-free. Then the cranks are held in place by a single bolt system. Altogether the crank arms, bottom bracket, 32 tooth chainring, spacers, and some grit and grease weighed in at 830 grams. Lyne's claimed weight is 690 grams with a 30T chainring. Specifications: Chainline: 49mm Q Factor: 175mm Material: 6061 T6 Bottom Bracket: BSA Threaded or PF92. Length: 175mm Speed: 9/10/11 Spindle: 22/24mm Claimed Weight: 690g (30T) On the trails Truth be told, you only really pay any attention to a crank when something goes wrong. And in that sense, the Lyne was superb. The only attention it required was a half turn on the spindle bolt to silence a creak. The Lyne cranks are sufficiently stiff with little sign of flex. The threaded bottom bracket and its bearings have held up well to general trail riding and healthy dose of winter mud. Being on test, I did not fit boot caps and exposed the ends of the Pulse crank arms to some rock strikes, which they took on the chin and resulting in nothing more than the expected scratches. For those that like cosmetics, the white decals on the black crank arms look polished. There is no sign of rub from shoes on crank arms, even with riding the somewhat wide Five Ten Kestrel. For those that are worried about crank arm rub or would just like to change the colour of the crank decals, Lyne offer protection stickers in a number of colours. The chainring has been reliable with no memorable chain drops and wear (so far) being on par with other chainrings. The multi-armed design looks good and, more importantly, strong. You might be thinking that the Pulse sounds much like any other aluminium crankset but there is one aspect that is rather extraordinary, the price. The Pulse sells for R1,699 including a bottom bracket and chainring. For a direct mount, single ring specific aluminium crank, this beats most other offerings in the market. Final thoughts The Lyne Pulse offers a reliable and quality crankset at a low price. ProsQuality product at an affordable price Easy installation ConsIt is a crank and it worked. Not much to complain about.
  7. Hi Hubbers, I have been looking for a new 1 X crankset and stumbled across the Lyne Components Pulse Crankset, I have heard only good things about there dropper posts and am curious about the crank as the price is really great. Does anyone have any experience with this crankset, how do the chainrings hold up? Any input can help me make a decision. Thank you in advance for the help.
  8. Hubbers, Any technical info on what are the main differences between the Shimano FC-M615 and FC-M625 cranksets (2x10)? I've tried the Shimano website, but differences are very vague. Cheers.
  9. Hi there fellow Hubbers!, I am in need of some help with bottom brackets please. My road bike is in for repair and is in need of a new bottom bracket. I have been in contact with a fellow member regarding a set he is selling see link: https://www.bikehub.co.za/classifieds/185602-shimano-ultegra-6800-bottom-bracket/ All I know os that I require one which is a min of 110mm length or preferably 113. Please see the pic of mine that has to be replaced, Can the ones for sale work or am i looking for something completely different! Im based in Cape town so if you know anyone selling ill pop in get them straight away. Many thanks guys
  10. So a short while ago I got the great and awesome opportunity to upgrade my old Trek... to something NEW!! And so the research began, alongside the hunt for components. Having the major decision making done of what style I wanted, I started staring down the vast amount of choices available. And then, out of a dark corner of the internet, I noticed the new kid on the block. The Shimano Zee was originally designed for 1 by 10 downhill riders, and being a MTB rider this didn't intrigue me in the slightest. Weight is obviously a factor when choosing MTB products, and downhillers have strength over weight in their list of priorities. The top of mine was durability. So I decided to give it a go. My choices out of this range of products where: Zee crankset, with a 36t chainring, Zee wide ratio derailleur, and a Saint 10 speed shifter. When it arrived the first thing I noticed, beside my ecstatic excitement, was that it was really pretty!! I mean it, like, looked cool.. and whatever. Just look at it! (yes, picture was from internet) The crankset features a really nice somewhat sparkly paint job, and some nice curves. I prepared myself to lift what I thought would be a lump of solid lead out of its box, but its weight really surprised me! weighing in at 815 grams including the chainring I was pleasantly surprised! A XT crankset weighs in at about 810 grams. The difference is literally how strong your coffee was this morning. The position of the chainring when fitted properly I saw, caused a lot less cross chain across my 11-36t XT cassette than for example, my dad's SLX 3 speed converted to 1 by 10 crankset. The entire crankset cost a mere R1300 Where as a SLX crankset can hit your wallet a wopping R1700! So very chuffed with myself and my brilliant purchase I moved on to my next Item, The derailleur. There was two options, the close ratio sliding through with a maximum cog size of 28t and the wide ratio bragging a bigger 36t compatibility. Also another pretty piece of gear! this mech is very neat and tidy, with a very nice paint job and a short cage, it's definitely a looker! And... it weights even LESS than a XT SGS shadow derailleur, and this mech boasts a clutch. Having saved so much on my missing left shifter and front derailleur, not to mention cables time and effort of fitting these annoying things, I decided to treat myself to a slightly better shifter, the Zee's big brother Saint. The Saint is just the more expensive and supposedly better version of the Zee. The Saint has a very nice 10 speed shifter for a mere R700... actually its not a mere 700... nothing is cheap. anyhow, the shifter performs wonderfully and very smoothly. After quite a while of riding, and falling, there is no play in the levers and still performs like new. After the pure joy of opening my packages and fitting it all to my bike, I took it out for a few test drives. And man, I loved it! The crankset is built like a tank! I mean, its nuke proof (brand pun)! The position of the chainring is at optimal position for minimizing cross chain. The 36t is slightly large, but I'm upgrading soon to a oval NW chainring... VEERRYY excited. The shifter is crisp and smooth and never faults, but then again, its a shifter. Most shifters... Shift. But this one does it quite well! Feels very nice. Now the rear mech. This whole clutch and very short cage story had me confused at the beginning, but I think I got this. The very short cage in combination with the activation of the clutch minimizes to virtually neutralizes chain slap. Absolutely no filthy chain marks were ever left on my beautiful frames chain stays. The clutch gives a slight resistance when shifting up, but this is not a problem and it is barely noticeable when riding. The 36t capacity of the mech hasn't been a problem for me, but I have heard of people using a 40t sprocket with this mech. Also fitted my dad's sram XO short cage or GS version with a 40t sproket, So it is possible! In my opinion, the Zee is an absolutely wonderful component, in almost every way. With very few drawbacks and adding a smooth working drivetrain to upgrade your ride, I really don't have anything bad to say about the Zee. I absolutely love my components, and I'm not thinking of changing them anytime soon! And with this build quality, I won't have to. Happy MTB'ing and any other form of cycling, even to my unicycling friends out there, and don't be afraid to give the Zee and 1x10 or 1x11 a go!
  11. I need to find a replacement crankset for my bicycle, and it's been very challenging to say the least (I don't know much about bicycles myself). From what I can gather of the net and spec sheet, these are the specs for the original crankset: - 170mm crank length - 52T chainring (7 speed bicycle) - Square tapered, two piece bottom bracket I've mailed and visited about 10 dealers/shops and it seems noone is able to help me. According to someone I spoke to at CycleLab, the main problem is the chainring. He said finding a crankset with those dimensions + 52T chainring. I understand that I can get a chainring with a different number of teeth and it will affect gearing, but I don't mind as long as it's not too bad and the crankset actually fits. This is a picture of the original crankset: http://i.imgur.com/AKnpkdX.jpg If I order it from overseas, shipping costs work out to 40% more than the actual crankset! Does anyone have any recommendations? At this point all I really want is something that will fit on the bike and will cost under R1000.
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