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Old 02-26-06, 07:14 PM   #1
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where can i find a crankset for less than $100?

you were foolish to think it was so simple. so was i.

turns out i need 165mm crank arms with a 135mm bcd (bold circle diameter).

the only ones i've been able to find are campagnolo and miche, and while they are both fine companies, they tend to be a little rich for my blood.

my suspicion is that there are other brands out there that i don't know about that meet these requirements.
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you're buying a crankset based on a chainring you picked up at a swapmeet?

135 BCD is campy standard for road, i can't think of anyone else (besides miche) who makes a 135 BCD crank - that is, unless you're looking at crazy expensive road cranks.
try finding yourself a set of used miche cranks.
according to current specs, campy doesn't even make a 165mm road crank.

otherwise you have plenty of other options of decent cranksets in 165mm in other BCDs. Sora, Sugino Rd's in 130. bulletproof/sugino Xd's in 110, suntour cyclones in 160mm 130 BCD from sheldon...
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got my miches for 105 shipped from a fellow BF members...
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ebay. some sugino 75's went for 110 today and another set with a da track bb went for 115 two days ago. forget that 135 bcd ****!
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ribble cycles in the UK will ship stronglight track cranks to the US. slighty over $100 usd new. 130BCD, 165. Cost much more getting them domestic.
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ebay. some sugino 75's went for 110 today and another set with a da track bb went for 115 two days ago. forget that 135 bcd ****!
yeah, cause that happens often on ebay.
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Bulletproof...$35
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Old 02-27-06, 12:23 AM   #8
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yeah, cause that happens often on ebay.
more than you would think. da njs cranks tonight, $92.
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ebay. some sugino 75's went for 110 today and another set with a da track bb went for 115 two days ago. forget that 135 bcd ****!
I was the one who got the set with the DA BB... No pic was included so I hope they arrive in good shape. I think 115 was a pretty good deal
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I use a campy athena I bought used for $20 + a miche ring. 170mm cranks, and i didn't have trouble with pedal strike on a road conversion once I switched to track pedals. But yeah if you gotta have 165 I'm thinking you should not wory about the BCD, and just get a crank AND chaniring for under $100. It's not that hard.
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If you absolutely must have 135mm, I got nuthin. If you can deal with 130mm, here's a set of Sugino RD cranks INCLUDING an alloy 3/32 48t ring for $53.

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=CR1016

I've got a set in the mail right now...

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Could have just picked up that DA crankset that was going for $60 at the swap w/ chainring and bashgaurd, but they were 170s...
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pm me... I may have one of two different cranksets in my basement that I could part with.
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you were foolish to think it was so simple. so was i.

turns out i need 165mm crank arms with a 135mm bcd (bold circle diameter).

the only ones i've been able to find are campagnolo and miche, and while they are both fine companies, they tend to be a little rich for my blood.

my suspicion is that there are other brands out there that i don't know about that meet these requirements.
What about a Sugino XD 110/74 triple ($85), best BCD for giving lots of chain ring choices, drop the 135mm constraint
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you're buying a crankset based on a chainring you picked up at a swapmeet?
yeah, i guess that doesn't make a lot of sense, i just thought things were a bit simpler. turns out i was wrong, and only learned about BCD and all that last night.

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WHat i would do is to get a set of campy chorus or something like for less than 100 bucks at ebay, u can even get them brend new because nobody wants them. Or if u r lucky a set of miche primato pista (I got mine in 95 bucks brand new at ebay, the guy posted them for 2 mins and i bought them) Do u want 165mms cracks because of going to the track or because u r like tatoo?? 170 its fine in track anyways...

cya...
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WHat i would do is to get a set of campy chorus or something like for less than 100 bucks at ebay, u can even get them brend new because nobody wants them. Or if u r lucky a set of miche primato pista (I got mine in 95 bucks brand new at ebay, the guy posted them for 2 mins and i bought them) Do u want 165mms cracks because of going to the track or because u r like tatoo?? 170 its fine in track anyways...

cya...
because my wife is short (4'11") and has a low bottom bracket on the bike in question, which we are going to convert together.
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4'11" eh?
she might want even shorter cranks then. like 160's or even 155's
if that's the case, you're pretty much limited to those bulletproof BMX cranks
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