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Old 09-23-06, 07:59 PM   #1
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External Bearing Cranks ... trying to put together a list of options

Okay, what are some that you can think of? I'm interesting in track-specific or fixed/singlespeed in general. Even if it's a road double that's commonly marketed w/ one singlespeed ring, that's fine.
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Old 09-23-06, 08:22 PM   #2
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Bontrager GXP track. Comes on the 06 fillmore. I believe that they are made by Truvativ. I can't give an opinion. I've only had my Fillmore for 3 days and 35 miles. They are nice looking and seem stiff enough for my taste.
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Old 09-24-06, 06:03 AM   #3
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-The new SRAMs that are on the '07 concept(whenever you can find them).
-Unfortunately campy has decided to cater to the luddites again this year so no luck there

If you go with any of the doubles or triples you are going to have to respace the rear wheel and not use a flip flop.

-FSA I think has DH cranks that come with only one ring on them so I guess that fits your specifications.
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the 07 concepts come with truvativ cranks, not sram cranks.
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No the 07 concept is a sram crank. we got the 07 bianchi dealer info a few weeks ago and it was spec'd sram
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http://www.bianchiusa.com/07_pista_concept.html

it says sram spec, but the crank says truvativ. zoom in on it.
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sram = sram + truvativ + rock shox + avid
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-Unfortunately campy has decided to cater to the luddites again this year so no luck there

If you go with any of the doubles or triples you are going to have to respace the rear wheel and not use a flip flop.

Campy is putting their new cranks out in 07.

As for doubles and so on. Just properly space the chainring (Hint: Close to the frame), and your fine.

Respace?? Or redish?

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Campy is putting their new cranks out in 07.
According to thier website record pista will remain stuck in the stoneage.
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met a guy from SRAM/TruVaTiv in the airport today on his way to interbike.
He said the external bearing crank that is being used on the 07 P-cocept is a converted road crank...not track specific.
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thebike biz has dura ace 7800 hollowtech II cranks with a single TA track ring, albeit for a hefty sum
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I never understood the point, bigger bearings...longer life, is that it?

bigger bearings to just **** up your spacing?
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stiffer... what kind of chainline does that give though?
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stiffer... what kind of chainline does that give though?
a wrong one. at least the hollowtech conversion
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I never understood the point, bigger bearings...longer life, is that it?

bigger bearings to just **** up your spacing?
Here's a thread where things were discussed a bit: Truvativ Omnium track crankset
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