Author Topic: Sport Tour 'chainside' crank  (Read 3453 times)

Frank Tompson

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Sport Tour 'chainside' crank
« on: October 16, 2005, 04:27:26 PM »
Want to transport my bike atop the car. But when I place it on the roof bars the pedal digs into the roof. So, I look to fit a folding pedal, but, in doing so, manage to strip the thread in the crank. Doh!

The replacement (chainside 5 star arm jobbie) appears to cost 69.99. Any ideas on how to fix without such a major outlay?

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Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop

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Re: Sport Tour 'chainside' crank
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 12:09:59 AM »
I'm afraid you will need a new crankset.  They are 69.99, but you can't expect an expensive bike to be fitted with cheap to replace parts.

ianthehippo

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Re: Sport Tour 'chainside' crank
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 04:03:14 PM »
Have a look on the tandem forum and search for helicoil.  There have been many posts on this and it may allow your crank to be saved.  Hope this helps.

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ianthehippo

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Re: Sport Tour 'chainside' crank
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005, 04:09:36 PM »
should have said  www.tandem-club.org.uk in the discussion section.

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Frank Tompson

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Re: Sport Tour 'chainside' crank
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 10:19:54 PM »
Thanks to ianthehippo and dangermouse.

Situation resolved when Ross at Thorn found me a single crank for 24.99.

Result.