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Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby auswi2 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:41 pm

Hello,

I am looking to learn and do this myself,

I currently have a standard 105 crank 11-25 cassette and i have purchased and received a 105 50/34 compact crank and a 11-28 105 cassette and a 105 chain.

How difficult is it to change it over and what tools will I need.

Any instructions would be great including moving the FD as I would imagine it would have to go down a bit.

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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 pm

parktools is a good place to start.

not hard and yes.
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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby MREJ » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:44 am

I swapped my cranks out for a 50/34 last night, ready for a ride in the Vic alps this weekend. I didn't need to move the derailleur down.

It's an easy job, as are the others. You will need some tools - cassette removal tool and chain whip, chain breaker, quick link (optional), little gadget for removing the cap in the LHS crank arm, torque wrench for the crank bolts.

And then Google for instructions. Park Tools is good and there are plenty of others. Bike Radar has clear, simple videos.
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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby auswi2 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks for the advise. I will get the LBS to install it as i am not comefortable with the cahin and i don't have any of those tolls required and the shop can do it cheaper then it would cost me to buy the tools.

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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby master6 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:56 pm

auswi2 wrote:Thanks for the advise. I will get the LBS to install it as i am not comefortable with the cahin and i don't have any of those tolls required and the shop can do it cheaper then it would cost me to buy the tools.

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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby cooperplace » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:08 pm

master6 wrote:
auswi2 wrote:Thanks for the advise. I will get the LBS to install it as i am not comefortable with the cahin and i don't have any of those tolls required and the shop can do it cheaper then it would cost me to buy the tools.

Thanks

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Re: Advise on Installing compact crank, Cassette and chain

Postby Mustang » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:53 pm

Buy the tools (invest) learn yourself, you will begin to understand your bike & be more confident. Start with an older resto if you think its hard, its not.
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