I have a Bianchi Campione, steel frame about a year old now.
Specs are here-
It has, or rather had, until I started, erm, working on it, an FSA Tempo Compact 50/34 Crankset on it. I've made quite a mess of the crank arms or at least one to such an extent it's now garbage. The bike came with pedals and cages and I was wanting to go clip-less. The pedals were integral to the crank arm, they went over a spindle that is/was welded to the crank arm. This appears to be a base component that's on lower end bikes, such as mine, and not available for replacement. I'm ok with that.
Where I need help is I need to know if the cranksets I've been looking at, again lower end specs, are compatible with my bike. Specifically, my rear cassette is a Shimano HG50 8sp 12/25 and the replacement Cranksets I have seen (square bottom bracket, I believe) all state 9 speed compatibility. Will a crankset such as the FSA Tempo here -
be able to work with my 8sp rear cassette?
Alternatively, can anyone recommend a crankset that might work as well or better (Shimmano 2300?) that is also square taper JIS compatible?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give. Hopefully there's enough/ not too much detail there.