I've seen this mentioned before - does anyone know what the deal is with this crankset? It's never in stock anywhere but it's still listed prominently on the shimano web-site
My LBS ordered one for me and said it wouldn't be any problem at all, but i'm a little skeptical as you don't seem to be able to buy the thing *anywhere*
I'm building up a touring bike - i'm not dead set on this crankset or BB but i want those ring sizes and i want something sturdy.
The other option i was looking at was a Sugino with a square taper BB. It'd be cheaper that's for sure.
It's a 48-36-26, i'd be installing it in a 68mm bb shell with a 9sp cassette. Friction shifting via barcons.
The crank selection question may be better suited for the touring forum but i figured i ask here about the part..
thanks in advance for any advice or feedback about this!