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Dave B

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NOMAD Mkii II
« on: May 18, 2020, 08:51:52 PM »
After 8 yrs of heavy use i have managed to wear out the thread connecting my crank, drive side, to the pedal. Can any one recommend a solid  crank replacement for my Nomad mark II.Thanks
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PH

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Re: NOMAD Mkii II
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 10:04:36 PM »
I'm not sure what crank you have so can't really recommend, but if you've been happy with it, there's a lot to be said for replacing like with like, not least that you'll have some spares. 

Dave B

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Re: NOMAD Mkii II
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 10:39:16 PM »
Good point. Fortunately I had already had a replacement in stock this crank was only 18 and so I was back on the bike on the same day. Just concerned at that price point the alloy won't 't be the strongest!  Is steel a better choice?

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Re: NOMAD Mkii II
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 12:11:52 AM »
For a crank?  No, most of them are aluminium, though there's good aluminium and bad.  Crank failures are pretty uncommon, when they do go they usually crack and then creak, or become lose,  they don't usually fail catastrophically, though I'm sure there's exceptions.

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Re: NOMAD Mkii II
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 04:52:53 PM »
Thanks again. Concerned that my 18 replacement  will fail when I am on tour. Reading up on the quality differences between forged and cast aluminium cranks. Will contact SJS and invest in a quality forged  replacement and keep the 18 bargain as a backup. Cheers

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Re: NOMAD Mkii II
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 07:49:14 PM »
I think Thorn fit the ubiquitous Deore to most of their current builds, I's sticking with square taper, I have two bikes with the Stronglight/Sugino XD2 which is a ridiculously cheap forged crank, or Thorn's own which I have on my folder
  https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/chainsets/thorn-triple-chainset-black-443222t-175mm/