what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

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what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Mon Dec 31, 2012 13:03 pm

Hi I realy like the look and ratio on these cranks but what bb will I need and length to fit carrera vulcan, bb Needs to be hard wearing but also not to pricey
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mobi ... elID=31151

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 13:15 pm

What is pricey? They start from around £25.

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Mon Dec 31, 2012 13:36 pm

Well for a budget bike £30 and under? Think the only original part left on the bike is the frame .

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby LJ. » Mon Dec 31, 2012 13:54 pm

I don't think you have much choice they use Howitzer

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Mon Dec 31, 2012 14:31 pm

LJ. wrote:I don't think you have much choice they use Howitzer


will any howitzer bb fit, whats the different sizing when you go to order ? what is the standard size? cheers rich

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby LJ. » Mon Dec 31, 2012 15:20 pm

You will want the 68/73mm version for that frame and I notice they also come in 51mm or 56mm chainline measurements but that I am not sure about

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Mon Dec 31, 2012 15:43 pm

LJ. wrote:You will want the 68/73mm version for that frame and I notice they also come in 51mm or 56mm chainline measurements but that I am not sure about


thats the bit im really unsure on


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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Mon Dec 31, 2012 17:09 pm

The Beginner wrote:The vulcan is 68mm, the standard chainline is 47.5mm, so I'd use the 51mm!


Thanks for that , just have to find a way of buying cranks bb casset and chain without the wife going nuts.

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 18:36 pm

richie wake wrote:
The Beginner wrote:The vulcan is 68mm, the standard chainline is 47.5mm, so I'd use the 51mm!


Thanks for that , just have to find a way of buying cranks bb casset and chain without the wife going nuts.

Why do you want those specific cranks?

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby nicklouse » Mon Dec 31, 2012 20:45 pm

bennett_346 wrote:
richie wake wrote:
The Beginner wrote:The vulcan is 68mm, the standard chainline is 47.5mm, so I'd use the 51mm!


Thanks for that , just have to find a way of buying cranks bb casset and chain without the wife going nuts.

Why do you want those specific cranks?

Then look at something different.
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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:45 am

Must say they aren't the obvious choice of cranks for a Vulcan.....Some used Octalink or Truvativ Powerspline would be a good step up from the OE square taper and a setup can be had for £15-25 good used, or Deore HT2 for a bit more.

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Re: what bb for new howitzer cranks on carrea vulcan

Postby richie wake » Tue Jan 01, 2013 15:37 pm

Thanks all for the repiles, have gone with the deore cranks


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