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Even if you replace the road cranks with a MTB crankset, the axle widht should be what controls your chainring spacing, no?
Is this a road bike or MTB that this is on? A road chainring of 53T may just be too damn large for an MTB setup.
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I'm quite familiar with the HeliCoil & ReCoil kits, however & don't know about the availability of a left hand 9/16" kit. Certainly not likely to be a stocked item at Repco but some of the larger LBS's might be able to help to save the cranks.
A thread that has been properly repaired with one of these kits is actually stronger than the original one that was cut into the parent alloy.
It must have taken quite a bit of effort to do that much damage with parts that are supposed to screw together by hand.
Hopefully, what has been learned here is that when dealing with something that we know absolutely nothing about is to LOOK TWICE, then act once & also, if it doesn't simply fit together by hand, find out why before inflicting grievous bodily harm on innocent alloy parts.
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Ok, so I'm ordering a new crank from chainreactioncycles..
Figure this time I might get some advice before buying.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=13554 - this is what I'm thinking of getting. Now after buying the previous crank (which was listed as a road crank), I've learnt that the larger chainrings don't fit, or the road rings sit too close to MTB frame.
This is what i've got: http://www.konaworld.com/08_dew_w.htm
Thing is all the MTB cranks are 44/32/22, but the crank I've stuffed is 48/38/28, and I don't want to go any smaller than I already have.
hmm, any advice/opinions? BB is square taper, so any square taper MTB cranks will fit right?
I bought a XT Crank 48/36/26 from chainreaction before. Have a browse through their list. The one I bought required external bearings tho. The price of the crankset included the external bearings as well.
In reagrds to square taper cranks, Campagnolo also have square tapered BBs ... so use Shimano with Shimano.
This is the one I bought. There is an LX version as well.
I guess you are probably right in respect to the square tapered cranks. Campag does not have MTB parts!
So you should be safe.
48T will give you more top end speed, if you are into that sort of speed thing
Just read your edit. The BCD = bolt circle diameter. That is the diameter of the bolt pattern of the crankset. So if you are buying replacement chainrings, you have to buy those that fit that BCD. Chainline is the distance between the seatpost to the centre of the crankset.
One morning last year I came across a guy on the Sydney harbour bridge who was in a bit of a mess. Badly cut up leg and had gone over the bars. The cause was his pedal parting from the crank due to a stripped thread.
It was just at the start of the bridge heading northbound after the bike on-ramp. He wasn't going that fast or applying a lot of force, fortunately - could have been a lot more severe.
The bridge security guys were quite good and locked up his bike in their storage area so that he didn't have to worry while he was off to hospital in the ambulance to get treated.
I think replacing your crank is a better idea than trying to bodge it with a helicoil.
BCD is Bolt Circle Diameter for the chainrings, chainline is the distance from the centre of the seatpost to the middle chainring (triple) or between the inner/outer on a double. 48mm would be a MTB crankset.
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