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Bally
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: Another busted crank :evil: Reply with quote

Out of the saddle this morning going up Springfield Road (in Chelmsford) when my crank broke. Down I go and hit the deck with a big gash in my leg where the end of the crank cut it (you can still see some flesh and hairs on it Shocked )

Carted off to A&E where they stitched it (9 stitches) and dressed the grazes and just got home, courtesy of a club mate who works in Chelmsford (cheers Rich).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to hear about that. hope u get well soon. but interested to hear about the make, age etc. of said crank...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Campag Nuovo Record Pista.
Was used for grass track only for many years but have been commuting on it on and off this last year.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bally wrote:
Old Campag Nuovo Record Pista.
Was used for grass track only for many years but have been commuting on it on and off this last year.


That must ~ 20 years old at least?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Des wrote:
Bally wrote:
Old Campag Nuovo Record Pista.
Was used for grass track only for many years but have been commuting on it on and off this last year.


That must ~ 20 years old at least?

Much older than that !

Was only reserved for racing though and wasn't used at all for 10 years or so.
It looked in very good condition.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bally wrote:
Des wrote:
Bally wrote:
Old Campag Nuovo Record Pista.
Was used for grass track only for many years but have been commuting on it on and off this last year.
That must ~ 20 years old at least?

Much older than that !

Was only reserved for racing though and wasn't used at all for 10 years or so.
It looked in very good condition.
Same thing happened to me some years ago, again Campag -- so old it had a 44 minimum.

I change cranksets every so often now.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably the 11th crank I've broken now Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that Andy, get well soon, from me and Daphne.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maryhinge wrote:
Sorry to hear that Andy, get well soon, from me and Daphne.

Cheers.
Most bandages are off, just one on my hand and a dressing over the stitches left.

New chainset ordered! (Miche Advance). Also ordered a new one for my geared bike (Shimano 105) as that one's probably 6 years old now and had a lot of use.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bally wrote:
It's probably the 11th crank I've broken now Confused


sounds like one of 2 reasons;

1 - you are fatter than Rich Hill
2 - too tight to buy new equipment. I mean, a Nuovo record crank. I've got 2 Record-C cranksets in me garage. Love the look of them, but way too scared to used them
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

colinpeerman wrote:
Bally wrote:
It's probably the 11th crank I've broken now Confused


sounds like one of 2 reasons;

1 - you are fatter than Rich Hill
2 - too tight to buy new equipment. I mean, a Nuovo record crank. I've got 2 Record-C cranksets in me garage. Love the look of them, but way too scared to used them

No one's fatter than Rich Hill - not even me Exclamation
The cranks I've broken have been of varying ages, from a couple of years old upwards with varying amounts of use.
But perhaps your're right - I do need to change them more regularly (see above) but you have something lying around and think that will do!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bally wrote:
colinpeerman wrote:
Bally wrote:
It's probably the 11th crank I've broken now Confused


sounds like one of 2 reasons;

1 - you are fatter than Rich Hill
2 - too tight to buy new equipment. I mean, a Nuovo record crank. I've got 2 Record-C cranksets in me garage. Love the look of them, but way too scared to used them

No one's fatter than Rich Hill - not even me Exclamation
The cranks I've broken have been of varying ages, from a couple of years old upwards with varying amounts of use.
But perhaps your're right - I do need to change them more regularly (see above) but you have something lying around and think that will do!


Odge has old 'bingo' mags from 1980 lying around, but he knows their structural integrity may have changed since manufacture ... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess what Exclamation
The chainset I bought to replace the one I broke a year ago broke tonight Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
The crank (Miche Advance) snapped across the pedal spindle sending me to the deck on my @rse Exclamation

Right buttock's really sore and stiff and I've got the LVRC Track Champs this weekend. Sad

Only bright side - White Van Man stopped to see if I was alright and gave me a lift home.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have broken five cranks over the last 24 years, three being Stronglight 49D and two being TA, all being on the commuting bike(s) on which I use older kit. Strangely enough two of these failures were on the same hill as where I snapped my old RRA frame in 2007 (going past Wood Green bus garage) . Thankfully on each occasion I stayed upright.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never broken a crank, and mine are all made of glass. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Boy wrote:
I've never broken a crank, and mine are all made of glass. Cool

Perhaps the mileage is too little to cause much stress Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John McC wrote:
Billy Boy wrote:
I've never broken a crank, and mine are all made of glass. Cool

Perhaps the mileage is too little to cause much stress Wink


There's no perhaps about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an old TA set you can borrow then. Everyone needs to experience a broken crank before they become real cyclists Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what do I replace it with - Campag, Sugino 75, something else?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bally wrote:
So what do I replace it with - Campag, Sugino 75, something else?


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