Depends how much you weigh in order to pick an apporpiate crank. Looking to goto the newer outter bearing style or staying with ISIS? ( I take it the fireD is ISIS )
Raceface is a good popular brand.
Raceface is a good popular brand.
GroceryBagHead said:I started to look for cranks and I didn't think that they'd be so pricy. I guess I'm willing to spend 200-250 bucks on it (I already spent like 800 on my bike this season).
I'm looking at those cranksets and I have no idea. My BB is not isis, it's the square one. So the question is should I find cranks for my existing BB or just get a new one as well. (then how do I replace BB? never done that yet). I weight 180lb and don't ride particularly hard. Bike normally recieves less damage than me.
I wasn't planning to do more "forced upgrades" this season. But it looks I have to ... I mean
So, looking at what bikeroom has to offer, there is:
FSA V Drive MegaExo Crankset (http://www.bikeroom.com/s.nl/it.A/id.1848/.f?sc=2&category=381)
Shimano XT® M752 Crankset (http://www.bikeroom.com/s.nl/it.A/id.54/.f?sc=2&category=382) plus i need whatever BB has to work with it.
Raceface Evolve XC X-Type Crankset (http://www.bikeroom.com/s.nl/it.A/id.98/.f?sc=2&category=380) and need BB again.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
really? this is contrary to what they post on their website.rkj__ said:Pricepoint ships USPS to Canada, so you don't need to worry about strange brokerage fees and such.
This has always scared me away. You got stuff broker fee free in the past? I also hate surprise duties and this is why I stopped shopping US a couple years ago.Canadian Duties: Customers ordering from Canada are responsible for any and all duties, custom or brokers fees as their order enters the country. Because we ship via United States Post Office these fees are kept to a minimum. Please contact you local customs office for more information.
Well, the order i made was from BlueSky, but the shipping was the same "U.S. Postal Service Air Parcel Post." I did not pay any fees outside of the twenty-something dollar shipping fee.Bill Payer said:really? this is contrary to what they post on their website.
This has always scared me away. You got stuff broker fee free in the past? I also hate surprise duties and this is why I stopped shopping US a couple years ago.
I was just doing an inventory of bike parts yesterday and I've got a used XT crank set with BB (73 x 113) if your interested. Still in excellent condition and will be cheap. PM me if your interested.GroceryBagHead said:Yesterday I went riding in Kelso and I guess I hit a rock or something. I don't remember any hard impacts, but later I felt that my pedal is feeling kinda strange. Upon inspection my left crank is bent dangerously too close to the frame. There's like 2mm clearance left now. I took it off and tried to straighten it with a hammer, but no such luck. Cranks are Truvative FiveD and seems that they are on the bottom of the crank food chain. So I guess I'm wondering if there is a way of fixing them? (hammer doesn't work)
Alternatively, I could just buy a replacement? Can somebody reccomend me a good brand/model for a XC bike?
actually if they declare any sort of value you should be paying the GST anyway...Canada Post has been hit-or-miss and there is little (regular) enforcement. their fees have also jumped, the min charge is now in the area of 7.50 to 15$ (plus the gst needed). still nowhere near the min $30 UPS charges.bigwheelboy_490 said:Try these guys.. You still pay GST and some brokerage, but the order process is great..