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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 12-31-05, 10:19 PM   #1
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What cranks...

What cranks do you guys with single speed cross bikes use?
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Old 01-01-06, 01:03 PM   #2
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i've used 105's, try doing a search for single chain rings
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Old 01-01-06, 04:19 PM   #3
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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?

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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

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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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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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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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