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    Omnium Cranks or???

    Well, I have searched and read many threads and posts. It appears there are a lot of happy customers, but a few unhappy due to bottom bracket issues. So, I might just use a Chris King bottom bracket.

    1) Any thoughts on the Omniums that you think I should consider?
    2) Is there another crankset that I should be researching?
    3) It looks like they run from 165s to 175. What are your thoughts about lengths on SSs? I usually run 170s to 175s.

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    How is it that a postie guy like you who claims to have researched...even needs to be asking such questions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
    How is it that a postie guy like you who claims to have researched...even needs to be asking such questions??
    In large part because I am on the fence about this. My MTB is my favorite, my Hybrid is for commuting, my DH is a silly but fun toy that I might be getting old for, and SS is new to me. Doing this upgrade is mostly because the Omnium looks so good. So, totally on the fence and hoping feedback might sway me.


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    Miche advanced crank set with a sealed bb that isn't the michebb

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    Is this for the #Langster ?
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    If you are gonna drop 400 on a crank set/bb, why not just get 75s? Omnoms are fine but once you add in a CK/philwood, it's not really worth it, imo.

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    Sugino cranks look better anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Sugino cranks look better anyway.
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    You can pair a philwood BB with one too.

    If you're gonna stick with omniums, pass on the philwood GXP because chris king GXP's have been out for ages and people are selling them secondhand for significantly cheaper as people move on to frames with BB30 and the like. And well, chris king is pretty much bulletproof and designed to outlast the rider/ 1st owner in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Sugino cranks look better anyway.
    Yup, component wise, I can't feel a hint of difference between 75s and omnoms but the 75s look so much nicer.

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Yes, the Sugino 75s do look better to me, too. So, I will be giving them some more consideration. And yes, this would be for the Langster.

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    You like that Langster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
    You like that Langster?
    Yes. I am not a SS or Fixed Gear aficionado, and fell into this a little backwards. But, it is a perfect addition to the stable as a fun bike to ride. The Mavic wheels made a very noticeable improvement. The MTB bars are needed for my fused neck. I usually ride it on short rides, 10-20 miles, and mostly just out to play. My bikes are hobby, transportation, health, etcetera, and without any other expensive hobby I am always looking at mods I can do.

    PS, I know you might have been messing with me due to my computer smashing replacement, but given I do really like it I thought I would give a real answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    +1
    You can pair a philwood BB with one too.

    If you're gonna stick with omniums, pass on the philwood GXP because chris king GXP's have been out for ages and people are selling them secondhand for significantly cheaper as people move on to frames with BB30 and the like. And well, chris king is pretty much bulletproof and designed to outlast the rider/ 1st owner in most cases.
    Any other good cranks that use a CK GXP interface? Just curious I use a JIS taper now with my andel & fsa cranks but I might look into that if I could score a 2nd hand BB on the cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    +1
    You can pair a philwood BB with one too.

    If you're gonna stick with omniums, pass on the philwood GXP because chris king GXP's have been out for ages and people are selling them secondhand for significantly cheaper as people move on to frames with BB30 and the like. And well, chris king is pretty much bulletproof and designed to outlast the rider/ 1st owner in most cases.
    In my not so humble opinion, the Phil GXP BB is better.

    But yeah, Sugino 75s.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 07-14-15 at 11:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kindaslow View Post
    PS, I know you might have been messing with me due to my computer smashing replacement, but given I do really like it I thought I would give a real answer.
    Me? I would never do that.
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    Miche

    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Miche advanced crank set with a sealed bb that isn't the michebb
    New, or old Miche BB?

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    Or if you want something truly special, get some Campy Record Pistas.

    Can get a used set in good condition for the price of 75s and they look way more refined are technically equal or better. They are some serious functional art.

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    Didn't know there was a new one I've just heard the adjustable bbs have issues

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    I like the Omniums. So far I haven't had any issues with the BB (fingers crossed). Though I have read about others having problems, and that the GXP BB is crap (again, for me, so far, so good). That being said, I keep an extra one on hand, just in case. Maybe when it does fail, and I've burned through the spare one, I'll invest in a Chris King. Otherwise, for street use, I find the Omniums to be pretty good for the price...stiff, smooth, good Q-factor. If were to buy another crankset I'd get them again, unless I won the lottery...then I'd get some Sugino 75's or Campagnolo. Why? Why not? I'd have won the lottery and I'd be entitled to a little more bling on my bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Didn't know there was a new one I've just heard the adjustable bbs have issues
    New stuff is JIS, old stuff is ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    In my not so humble opinion, the Phil GXP BB is better.

    But yeah, Sugino 75s.
    Specifically how? I will probably be in the market for one or the other in yhe near future, and am trying to decide between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
    Specifically how? I will probably be in the market for one or the other in yhe near future, and am trying to decide between the two.
    Have you ever looked at Omniums up close and compared their finish to 75s ? The Omniums are very crude and totally unfinished on the insides, whereas the 75s are beautifully finished everywhere. Sure, this is a cosmetic issue, but if you are going to spend the coin on something, why not get the best.
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    Sorry, i meant about bottom brackets, king vs phil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatulentfox View Post
    Sorry, i meant about bottom brackets, king vs phil.
    OK, never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
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