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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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    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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    e-z!

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    Could be worse









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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    Could be worse
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    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.

    -Kurt


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    pants? try capris or shorts *giggle*
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    Could be worse








    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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    Quote Originally Posted by michael k View Post
    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.
    Attached Images Attached Images
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    I mix unflavored soy protein with Ovaltine, I call it Provaltein.
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    Provaltine is made of people, PEEEEEEOPLEEE! :)

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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?
    -Jonathan

    Quote Originally Posted by theschwinnman View Post
    I mix unflavored soy protein with Ovaltine, I call it Provaltein.
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    Provaltine is made of people, PEEEEEEOPLEEE! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by theschwinnman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinsubaru View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Far more environment friendly solution than paint stripper or Easy Off!
    Microscopic litterbugs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Microscopic litterbugs...

    -Kurt


    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by theschwinnman View Post
    I mix unflavored soy protein with Ovaltine, I call it Provaltein.
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    Provaltine is made of people, PEEEEEEOPLEEE! :)

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    Yep, polished or nuttin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theschwinnman View Post
    Alright, here they are.
    That's probably powdercoat.

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    What I was talking about:


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