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    What cranks...

    What cranks do you guys with single speed cross bikes use?

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    i've used 105's, try doing a search for single chain rings
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    So what! Say what! For my own sake

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    Marcus at www.yojimbosgarage.com got me a Truvativ Elite crankset that I really
    like. It is a standard road double with a single chainring mounted on the outside.

    I like the cranks since they have a pretty low q-factor even compared to my track stuff and feels as smooth & solid as my ultegra 10 crankset.

    what's the word on your Kelly decision?

    jeff

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    I am pretty sure I am goin to get the Kelly, but what I really want is a cuctom IF. I have a set of Dura-Ace 7701 cranks that I want to run with the inner chainring and the FSA chain guard on the outside. But I can not figure out for the life if there is a BB that will allow this with the Surly 1x1 hub. But I have never been so excited for a project, especially since I left Chicago for LA. I have mountains and all kinds of trails to ride, never found much in Chicago. But maybe I was not lookin hard enough.

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    Custom IF? Yeah that does sound pretty sweet.
    I actually got a custom S&S road/touring bike built by
    ThylacineCycles.com He posts here and was totally awesome
    to work with. You should talk drop him a PM (user name
    Thylacine) I actually found that by going with a smaller
    builder I was able to choose exactly what I wanted instead
    of getting a semi-custom like IF's options ANDI found I didn't
    have to pay an arm & a leg for custom & now I want a custom
    cross bike too. It never ends...

    There are a lot of trails further out from Chicago, but it's
    hard to compete with LA's weather & mountains. We have
    better drivers though

    jeff

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    TRUVATIV and FSA are the best builder off crank too cyclocross, good waight and strenght

    look at 1 chainring modell too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaqb
    TRUVATIV and FSA are the best builder off crank too cyclocross, good waight and strenght

    look at 1 chainring modell too
    Does FSA make a SS canks that is not meant for MX or DH? If so what is it called.
    Thanks

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    Truativ Rouleur crank, FSA 42T chainring, single chainguard (gave me a better chainline than a double)
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    Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation

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    Sugino XD 42 on the San Jose.........I'll probably do a 105 / 38 on the Crosswind that I am building

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    My bike came with Bontrager cranks which I believe are made by Truvativ. Good crank but it requires an ISIS bottom bracket. I'm not a fan of ISIS. I just installed Ritchey Pro cyclocross cranks which go with an Octalink BB. The cranks and BB spin smoother now.

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