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Old 09-19-05, 09:46 PM   #1
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help me with a crankset/bb please!

hey guys,

i don't know much about brands and types of cranksets/bbs, but i need to buy one this weekend.

i did some research with mtbr and forums, etc, and found the following:

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/143...H-BB-Combo.htm

it's the holzfeller dh 44T w/ gigapipe team dh combo for 175.

so.... is that what i want? is that decent? i wanted to spend around 200 max.

is that what i will need if i wanted to add an e13 srs chainguide/bash and get rid of my front derailleur/go single (1x8 setup)?

thanks in advanced. without this forum i'd be so clueless.
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Old 09-20-05, 06:37 AM   #2
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I am no expert, so take this with a grain of salt. Before I would buy that I would look at the Raceface evolve x type, shimano lx or hone, or FSA exodrive. These all have the external bearing setup which is supposed to last a bit longer as well be a bit easier on the wallet when needing to replace the BB cups(it seems) than the older type that you linked to. Also, (don't hold me to this) for a lot less you can add the bash guard and remove the small chainring if you get:
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/139...22_32_Bash.htm.

I just bought the FSA Gamma exo for $89, and a nashbar bashguard for $14. But if pricepoint had the above when I made the purchase I might have spent the xtra for the raceface.
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...8&category=377

You will need to proper tools to remove your old one if you are replacing the BB and the tools to install the new cups but I don't count tools in the cost, that's just me.

I know you can make a single ring with bashguard by doing this but I don't know if it is the right way to do it.
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hmm. thanks.

i won't be doing the installation myself. i'm having my LBS do it.

it's just that i don't know anything about isis, xtype, external bb and all this other technical jargon.

i just want a nice crankset/bb so that i can change it to single ring and add the e13 chainguide/bashguard.

i'll see if anybody else replies to this so that i can get a feel of what i should do.

i do mostly urban assault and the drops i go off are as high as that will take me (tables, stairs, ledges). on the weekends i may hit a trail, but rarely.

hope that helps in helping me out.

thanks again.
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so i've decided on the race face evolve combo that the user above posted. nobody has had problems with them right?
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