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Old 03-17-10, 08:09 PM   #1
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I know I'm preaching to the choir... [RANT]

Alright, so I got a new crankset for my hybrid bike. It's a mid range FSA mountain bike crank, cost me like sixty dollars. Not too pricey, but what kind of crap are they finishing it with? I thought it was anodized, but with about five hundred miles on it, the finish is rubbling off on the non-drive arm where my pant leg rubs against it. Crazy, right?

I'll report back later with pictures, it's just too dark now.

I long for the old days of polished aluminum crank arms... Who's with me?
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Old 03-17-10, 08:11 PM   #2
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Well-worn, quality polished components look good on a bike that is a well-worn quality item, like it's owner.
That's the way it should be. Credible.
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Oy. Please tell me they didn't produce the RH arms with a zero-degree offset square taper, and offset the left crankset square taper 45 degrees.

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Oy. Please tell me they didn't produce the RH arms with a zero-degree offset square taper, and offset the left crankset square taper 45 degrees.

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pants? try capris or shorts *giggle*
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All right, let's have it, let's have that juicy dirt on Eighthinch and their crappy fixie components

Funny thing is, the photos at various distributes show that both sides should be 45 degree offset.

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Must be the new Biopace crank that I've been hearing about. LOL
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Well,since we'all are waiting for the return of our 'Regular scheduled program' (Pics from Schwinnman)

It was a mere packaging error.

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It was a mere packaging error.
Looks more like a manufacturing error to me. A very interesting oddball.

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Alright, here they are.
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I've been running a LX crankset for about 9 years on my mtn bike...the black finish is totally worn off where my shoes rub. It's almost a mirror finish!
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Yeah, but this crank as two months old. No more than 500/600 miles on it. Is this so unexpectable, or is it just me?
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Yeah, but this crank as two months old. No more than 500/600 miles on it. Is this so unexpectable, or is it just me?
It's the 40" gear you ride with.

It's the sandpaper you glue to the inside of your shoe.

For paint, or any coating to stick to aluminum, it must be very clean, almost just cleaned before application, my guess it was not.
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Easy off won't remove the white. It's either paint or powdercoat, so only stripper will do it.
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I've been running a LX crankset for about 9 years on my mtn bike...the black finish is totally worn off where my shoes rub. It's almost a mirror finish!
Far more environment friendly solution than paint stripper or Easy Off!
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Far more environment friendly solution than paint stripper or Easy Off!
Microscopic litterbugs...

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True, but the removal process is much less toxic...unless, I suppose, you consider the fuel energy required for each crank revolution, and the net impact of all that food production and distribution before it reaches our mouths.
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Old 03-18-10, 08:02 PM   #22
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Aah, forget your stinking environment! Sometimes I burn fossil fuels just for fun. When I'm angry, I go down to the rain forest and practice some slash and burn agriculture, except I don't plant any crops, I just cut down the trees and burn them! Yeah, I'm hard core.

Either way, I don't plan on doing anything, I'll just use it until it breaks (hopefully a long time from now).
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Yep, polished or nuttin.
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Alright, here they are.
That's probably powdercoat.
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