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    Installing New Rings on XTR 970 Crankset?

    I am expecting a new ring set to arrive at my door step any day now. My middle ring is badly worn, my small and big rings are fairly worn.

    Do I have to pull the crankset off my ride to change out the rings on a 2009 XTR 970 crankset???

    Please say, "NO"...
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    pulling the cranks with outboard BB style cranks is no big deal. I think to get the small ring changed you'll be pulling for sure.

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    Yes, it is a big deal. XTR 970 cranks don't just come off. You've got to have a special nut that presses the left arm off and I don't have it and it's expensive for what what it is! Crap!!!

    Thanks though, you answered my greatest fear for this project...
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    just go to your lbs they have the special tool takes 5 mins to pull off.

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    Yeah, I know. I've had my LBS do that for me a few times before. But I think I'm running out of favors from them, LOL!
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    [QUOTE=ambassadorhawg]Yeah, I know. I've had my LBS do that for me a few times before. But I think I'm running out of favors from them, LOL![/QUOTE
    Best way to keep Favors at a LBS is to buy parts from them instead of online.

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    Buy parts, tip when they deserve it and bring a coffee for the mechanic. I buy big ticket items online but all the $100 and less items and the bike itself get purchased locally. My shop takes care of me, even if I walk in with some internet parts.

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    [QUOTE=rob1208lv]
    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    Yeah, I know. I've had my LBS do that for me a few times before. But I think I'm running out of favors from them, LOL![/QUOTE
    Best way to keep Favors at a LBS is to buy parts from them instead of online.
    In the past 10 years, I've purchased 3 bikes from them and referred at least one buyer. BUT...I didn't buy anything from them concerning my custom build. I took it in there a few months back and they said, "where did you get this bike?" Ooops, LOL! Anyway, I do stop in there once a month to see what's out for touching and I always buy little things like lube or a pair of socks whenever I go in there. Waiting for them to get a 29er test bike. I'm dieing to see how it feels to grind uphill on one of those!

    I guess I should just order the nut/tool for the cranks from them and be done with it...
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