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Old 12-30-06, 02:22 PM   #1
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Sugino 75s vs. Miche Primatos

So I've read the other threads here comparing the two cranks. None of them have really addressed the cranks in depth. I know the Miche have the non-standard 135 BCD, but how do they compare stiffness, strength, etc. I'm considering buying one of these and where they are essentially at the same price point, I'm curious as to why someone would pick one over the other. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-06, 03:31 PM   #2
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get the sugino 75's they are stiffer and nicer. you also have an array of chainrings to choose from unlike the miches.
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i have bouth. You will not be able to tell a difrance between them in stiffness or weight. If anything the miche's feel a litle lighter holding them in the hand. Bouth are really durable. A friend of mine has had his Miche's for about 2 years now and they still look great and are going strong (he's also a big guy). The only advantage the 75's have is that they have a standard bcd. Which is really not that big of a deal the Miche rings are light and long lasting. Just get the one you think looks nicer with your build.
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also if you plan to use the bb that's on your current bike the suginos are jis taper, the miches are iso.
as good a reason as any for selecting one over the other.
fwiw i've owned miches and they were terrific - light, very stiff, great looking
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Miche BBs are cartridge and are crappy, but are maybe 1/3 the price of a Sugino 75 BB, which is cup and cone. Take that as you will.
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Sugino 75's use regular seperate chainring bolts (inside and outside)
On the Miche the bolts thread right into the crank arm spyders

you can use Campy BB's with the Miche cranks also
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I like my 75s. They are stiff as hell, but I've never tried any other track cranks so I don't really know how they would compare.

However, if you get 75's, I wouldn't use the little shiny dustcaps that come with them to cover the crank bolts...the ones with the whole in the middle of the allen wrench. Or, at least be careful with them. They are as soft as butter and will very easily strip, rendering it very difficult to get them out. Its not a big deal though, because you can use the black plastic plug that comes with crank bolts. It'll save you some trouble.
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