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    Cranks and crankset? More information

    I have Bulls and I would like to buy a new frame, so Im interested If I can transfer this crank in other frame.

    This is my weakest area about bikes. So Im interested in cranks and cransets... What are the sizes, what types can be? How to take it apart or detach from bike frame? What tool I need? I google it and I havent found any good source about it.

    So I would appreciate if someone can give me a good link or explain it to me.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Weed View Post
    I have Bulls and I would like to buy a new frame, so Im interested If I can transfer this crank in other frame.

    This is my weakest area about bikes. So Im interested in cranks and cransets... What are the sizes, what types can be? How to take it apart or detach from bike frame? What tool I need? I google it and I havent found any good source about it.

    So I would appreciate if someone can give me a good link or explain it to me.

    Thanks!
    what is bulls?
    How much do you wanna spend?
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    I would look on the internet/YouTube for videos on this.
    Let me google that for you

    While you are at it you will need to investigate how to remove/install a bottom bracket as well. It seems intimidating at first, but with the proper tools it can easily be done.
    Let me google that for you

    Word of warning -- Swapping parts from one frame to another seems like it would be logical and strait forward, but you may find worn or incompatible parts that need to be replaced. Budget more $$ than you think your project should cost, then add a little more.

    Make sure you have the correct tools -- There is NO other way to do the job correctly.

    Good luck on your project, and don't be afraid to ask questions here. Everyone has given me solid advice here while working on my bikes.

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    I'm also riding a Bulls. A Blackadder 29er. I believe all 29ers are using pressfit BB92.
    My bike is never the problem and can always be faster than I can...
    http://www.4estbikers.nl

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    Im not that much interested in how to remove cranset, but how to know if that cranc will fit on other frame. So I would like to know standards and sizes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Weed View Post
    Im not that much interested in how to remove cranset, but how to know if that cranc will fit on other frame. So I would like to know standards and sizes!
    First - You will need to find out how your cranks cranks attach to your BB (Bottom Bracket)

    You can use this web page to read up on just about everything you need to know about cranksets:
    Crankset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Next you can use this page to read up on bottom brackets. Your crankset will attach to this in order to spin freely:
    Bottom bracket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Does your new frameset have a bottom bracket installed already? Is it compatable with your existing crankset?

    If you answered yes to both: Move your crankset over

    If you answered no to either: Can you get a bottom bracket that is compatable with your crankset and new frameset?

    If yes: Have a new BB installed and move your crankset over.
    If no: Look for a new crankset and BB that is compatable with your new frameset.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Weed View Post
    I have Bulls and I would like to buy a new frame, so Im interested If I can transfer this crank in other frame.

    This is my weakest area about bikes. So Im interested in cranks and cransets... What are the sizes, what types can be? How to take it apart or detach from bike frame? What tool I need? I google it and I havent found any good source about it.

    So I would appreciate if someone can give me a good link or explain it to me.

    Thanks!
    It may also help to tell what bicycle you are coming from and what frameset you are moving to.

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    I still cant post images. So let try this way:

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    I want to move this to frame: cube reaction 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Weed View Post
    I still cant post images. So let try this way:

    i.minus.com/ii6tUMHdbLqK.JPG
    i.minus.com/ib0Z5eMKztsESd.JPG
    i.minus.com/ilfLtJmGR3xHW.JPG

    I want to move this to frame: cube reaction 2010
    I will post them for you:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Weed View Post
    I still cant post images. So let try this way:

    i.minus.com/ii6tUMHdbLqK.JPG
    i.minus.com/ib0Z5eMKztsESd.JPG
    i.minus.com/ilfLtJmGR3xHW.JPG

    I want to move this to frame: cube reaction 2010
    I have know nothing about this frame...

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    Its either an ISIS spline or a Shimano Odctalink. Not sure which one.

    guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p08757 View Post
    Its either an ISIS spline or a Shimano Odctalink. Not sure which one.

    guys?
    neither one. standard Shimano outboard bearing bb and 2 piece crankset.

    depends on the frame you want to put it on whether it'd work or not. As for tools, just look up bb tools for Shimano outboard bearing bottom brackets. Lots of manufacturers make them. You will need 2 special tools in addition to hex wrenches for the pinch bolts on the non-drive crankarm (and preferably a torque wrench for the installation).

    You will need the bottom bracket tool for your specific bottom bracket, and a wrench to turn it. You will also need the little plastic tool for the plastic preload bolt on the non-drive crankarm. that preload bolt should only be finger tight, so you should not need a wrench to turn the preload bolt tool.

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