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Old 08-19-08, 04:31 PM   #1
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square taper cranks

Is there any who still makes square taper cranks? or is there anywhere I can find some?
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Old 08-19-08, 05:11 PM   #2
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No. Why do you want square tapers anyway?
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Re: Square taper cranks.

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Is there any who still makes square taper cranks? or is there anywhere I can find some?
1 ) Yes, they are still being made.

2 ) Have you checked E-bay?
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Old 08-19-08, 05:40 PM   #4
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Most of the big onlines still have something. Most noteable offering I found on a quick browse was this FSA for $50 from Jenson:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx
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Old 08-19-08, 07:58 PM   #5
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also look at sugino xd series jenson has them
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You can still get the BB. American classic makes one along with a few others. Make sure you get the right width though...
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Phil Wood still makes really nice square taper bottom brackets, and Middleburn and White Industries still make nice square taper cranks.
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^ yeah, its relegated to high end and low end now.

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No. Why do you want square tapers anyway?
WTF?
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Yes and yes. There are still plenty of option out there, though getting fewer.

There isn't really anything wrong with square taper; works just fine for most. Still have four bikes out of six running it, and have never had an issue in 20+ years of bike play.

Most problems that arise from running square taper are from boneheaded mechanic moves.
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I just bought some square taper Campy cranks for $50 (new) from a bike shop on eBay. There were others too. It may be easier to replace your BB to Octalink or the new cup and bearing systems.
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