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Originally Posted by viccuus
Nope, run them on the outside. It might also not help that I'm very fond of track stands. I end up putting a lot of torque on these babies.
I've thought of going for a pair of old road cranks, but last pair I tried just felt too soft for me.
I didn't think you did, but on the ss/fg forum I've seen stranger (dumber) things happen so it never hurts to ask; especially seeing the mount tabs snapped right at the shoulder brace like that. The only other time I've seen that is when a ring isn't properly bracketted on that shoulder (as it would happen if mounted on the inside.)
Anyhow, since you say you're trackstanding quite a bit, I'll guess you're a right-foot-forward guy. Drive side pedal at 3 o'clock and you stomp it out of the blocks when the light goes green. Could be why the two tabs on either side of the crankarm were the first to go.
Now, the 75s are expensive but they're also designed around track racing and have the NJS stamp. I know that NJS just means that it meets Kierin standards blahblahblah, but they certify things for strength on the track for the safety of their racers. I've never heard of anyone, little hipster or quadzilla the track professional, breaking a 75 crank.
A less expensive, but still strong option is the Sugino RD2 which is the track version of their JIS square taper standard RD road crank.
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