shortening cranks

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  1. Steve Watkin

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    Can my 175mm Shimano Deore LX cranks be shortened? And if so what is the mininum amount?

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  2. On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 21:04:59 +0000, Steve Watkin did issue forth:

    > Can my 175mm Shimano Deore LX cranks be shortened? And if so what is the mininum amount?

    No. If you need shorter, you're looking at new cranks.

    Huw Pritchard
     
  3. Just Zis Guy

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    "Steve Watkin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can my 175mm Shimano Deore LX cranks be shortened?

    You can buy crank shorteners, but if it's a permanent thing you're better off buying new cranks. SJS
    Cycles have every length known to humanity http://www.sjscycles.co.uk - although their prices are
    not always competitive (but their service is good and if you phone they can advise which cranks will
    fit your existing rings best).

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  4. Dan Joyce

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    Huw Pritchard wrote:
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    > On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 21:04:59 +0000, Steve Watkin did issue forth:
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    > > Can my 175mm Shimano Deore LX cranks be shortened? And if so what is the mininum amount?
    >
    > No. If you need shorter, you're looking at new cranks.
    >
    This isn't true. George Longstaff will shorten cranks. Basically, he cuts the end off and puts a new
    pedal thread in what's left. Off the top of my head, the minimum reduction is 22mm - but don't quote
    me on that.
     
  5. Tony W

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    "Dan Joyce" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > >
    > This isn't true. George Longstaff will shorten cranks. Basically, he cuts the end off and puts a
    > new pedal thread in what's left. Off the top of my head, the minimum reduction is 22mm - but don't
    > quote me on that.

    Which, since most cranks vary in steps of 5 mm or less is a pretty big change : (
     
  6. Pete Biggs

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    Dan Joyce wrote:

    >> No. If you need shorter, you're looking at new cranks.

    > This isn't true. George Longstaff will shorten cranks. Basically, he cuts the end off and puts a
    > new pedal thread in what's left.

    Would this be possible with "Hollowtech" cranks?

    ~PB
     
  7. Pete Biggs wrote:

    > Would this be possible with "Hollowtech" cranks?

    Apparently so. I have read of someone on a.r.b.r who has done this, but cannot remember how far
    along the crank one has to go before there's enough meat there to allow it to work.

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  8. Just Zis Guy

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    "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [George Longstaff sawing bits off cranks]

    > > Would this be possible with "Hollowtech" cranks?

    > Apparently so. I have read of someone on a.r.b.r who has done this

    I have to wonder why you would bother. It would surely be safer to eBay the old ones and buy pukka
    short cranks.

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  9. Pete Biggs

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    Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
    > I have to wonder why you would bother. It would surely be safer to eBay the old ones and buy pukka
    > short cranks.

    The only good reason I can think of to shorten cranks would be to create cranks that are shorter
    than any you can buy (of same type/quality).

    ~PB
     
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