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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:17 pm 
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Hi.

I'm cycling this years' London to Paris (route 3) and purchased a secondhand ribble as my ride for the event.
Not having ridden it at all since I bought it, I began riding it a couple of weeks ago on it but it has soon become apparent that the l/h crank arm is bent.
My LBS can't get one in until end of April!?! - something to do with Madison?

Anyhow - has anyone got a spare 170mm L/H crank arm ( non-drive side ) suitable for an octalink bottom bracket? It's currently running a Tiagra chainset but I'll except anything similar and reasonably priced.
Am I correct in my understanding that the road octalink is nothing like the mtb octalink either so I can't just 'throw' on an mtb L/H arm?

Thanks in advance,
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:31 pm 
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Anyone got anything suitable? - Needs to be octalink compatible and 170mm


..... I'm desperate as this is stopping my training for London to Paris!!
Bike shops all giving the same answer....I can't be off the bike until end of April, somebody help!! :x :x


boy" :evil: "boy


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:05 pm 
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balls - what I have is splined but not octalink - prob isis and its 172.5mm

:oops: :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:12 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SHIMANO-ULTEGRA-FC-6500-OCTALINK-ROAD-CRANK-ARMS-175MM_W0QQitemZ250593310607QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item3a5886778f

or

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Shimano-105-Hollowtech-Octalink-Chainset-RRP-79-99_W0QQitemZ110505154255QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item19ba9ed6cf

or

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Octalink-Shimano-Tiagra-Racing-double-crank-set_W0QQitemZ360242920292QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item53e026bb64

Beggars really can't afford to be choosers but none of those could be described as expensive . . .

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:02 pm 
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Cheers guys, thanks for your help - it's appreciated. :wink:

First port of call was ebay and had already seen those links -
The 1st 2 are 175mm arms so it'd disregarded them. Was reluctant to buy another chainset as I only need the L/H arm... but looks as if I don't have much choice. At least I'll be up and running within the week... now if I could only purchase some decent weather I'd be sorted!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:05 pm 
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I have a 170mm modern tiagra chainset with very little use, complete with hollowtech BB which I was going to sell, too short for me. It's a compact double


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:42 pm 
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D_XZ wrote:
I have a 170mm modern tiagra chainset with very little use, complete with hollowtech BB which I was going to sell, too short for me. It's a compact double


Hi D_XZ - thanks for your offer. I went for broke and bought the one in team_lard's ebay link as I was desperate. The Ribble will be running again by the weekend 8)

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