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Shimano 105 HT cranks

Has anyone fitted a 105 HT crankset to a CAAD12 by any chance?

Is it an easy enough install?

Any problems or potential issues to be aware of?



  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,918
    Pretty easy. Although I made the mistake of not noticing the spacers on the crankset I was replacing. Took me a few days to work out what the knocking noise was coming from the BB.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Cheers @seanoconn

    Wanted to make sure there was not too much faff involved before I ordered one. Some cranks/bb combos are far beyond my mechanic abilities!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,918

    Rather than a pre-load tool I used a tyre lever with a rag on the end to remove/install the pre-load cap. Anything that fits and is not likely to scratch will do.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Good tip - thanks!
  • mazwmbmazwmb Posts: 22
    I've just changed to 105 cranks as I installed a Token Ninja thread together BB30. The original BB/Crank set up never span very freely, I much prefer the Shimano setup/adjustment than using different spacers to get the right preload.
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