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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:41 am 
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Turns out the cooks e-cranks I'd sourced for the klein were duff. Soooo what should I go for?

Cooks e-cranks again?
M900?
Later Middleburn?

Not sure a dog bone style or garishly anodised crank would look well with the paint. Still need some degree of trckness though. Any ideas :?:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:41 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:22 am 
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Lovely looking spider/arms, not garish anodising. Perrrfect.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:32 pm 
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If you want to ride it M900 (or early XT). garage queen then cooks/topline/grafton or any other short lifespan early 90s machined crank ;)

what happened to the e crank, spider tabs came away from the drive side crank arm? that was the most common breakage, then just general tapers & threads self destruction!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:22 pm 
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scant wrote:
If you want to ride it M900 (or early XT). garage queen then cooks/topline/grafton or any other short lifespan early 90s machined crank ;)


Afraid I'll have to agree with you on that one :wink:

scant wrote:
what happened to the e crank, spider tabs came away from the drive side crank arm? that was the most common breakage, then just general tapers & threads self destruction!


Bent spider and worn tapers :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:43 pm 
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John wrote:
scant wrote:
If you want to ride it M900 (or early XT). garage queen then cooks/topline/grafton or any other short lifespan early 90s machined crank ;)


Afraid I'll have to agree with you on that one :wink:

scant wrote:
what happened to the e crank, spider tabs came away from the drive side crank arm? that was the most common breakage, then just general tapers & threads self destruction!


Bent spider and worn tapers :cry:


John,

how long is the bb spindle? XTR M900 will need a much shorter (108-113mm) one than Cooks and not sure if you want to replace it. XT M730 would work on a 122mm spindle but it may even be longer if it came with Cook cranks.

Carsten


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:47 pm 
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Carsten wrote:
John wrote:
scant wrote:
If you want to ride it M900 (or early XT). garage queen then cooks/topline/grafton or any other short lifespan early 90s machined crank ;)


Afraid I'll have to agree with you on that one :wink:

scant wrote:
what happened to the e crank, spider tabs came away from the drive side crank arm? that was the most common breakage, then just general tapers & threads self destruction!


Bent spider and worn tapers :cry:


John,

how long is the bb spindle? XTR M900 will need a much shorter (108-113mm) one than Cooks and not sure if you want to replace it. XT M730 would work on a 122mm spindle but it may even be longer if it came with Cook cranks.

Carsten


XT M730 cranks.. I've got some of those for sale ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:14 pm 
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It came with XT M730. The e-crank would've been a good fit were it not for the taper. Guess I'll have to run something similar :(


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:08 pm 
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polish the XTs up, exceptionally good cranks :)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:30 pm 
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For timeless elegance and troublefree running, There Can Be Only One...

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