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    i'd rather not ask this, but RD2 cranks: where can i find them?!

    goddammit!

    i've been looking all over the internet and can't find the sugino rd2 cranks black 170mm (i'm assuming you measure from center of the hole to center of the hole? sorry i dont know the technical terms). i've been to 2 local bike shops, and atleast 20-30 sites on the internet, and nothing. i'm just looking for the cranks, not the chainring, because i want to keep rocking 48t (or 49) and not the 44 that the messenger chainring offers.

    any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbait
    aren't those the RDs and not the RD2s? (i'm not entirely sure on what the difference is)

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    I want R2D2 cranks...

    Maybe that's just me.

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    I believe that when they say RD2, they are referring to the RD but using the Zen Messenger chainring.

    Normally, the chainring that the RD uses is a 3/32 chainring, 130 BCD.

    The Zen Messenger chainring is also 130 BCD but it's a 1/8.

    I'm not 100% sure of this. Anybody else know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    I want R2D2 cranks...

    Maybe that's just me.

    I'd buy 'em

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    Pfft. RJD2 cranks are where it's at.

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    There's an RD Messenger and an RD2 Messenger (little to no availability right now). Soma Fabrications has them and so does Merry sales (related distributor). No idea about black availability. When I emailed Sugino about them they said the new version was stiffer and I think they also cleared up the "165 hole drilled into 170-something arms" ugliness.

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    R5d4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore_Trout
    aren't those the RDs and not the RD2s? (i'm not entirely sure on what the difference is)
    Yes, those are RD's, but they are black. Toeclips has RD2's (arms only) but they are silver.

    RD2's, silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by exfreewheeler
    I believe that when they say RD2, they are referring to the RD but using the Zen Messenger chainring.

    Normally, the chainring that the RD uses is a 3/32 chainring, 130 BCD.

    The Zen Messenger chainring is also 130 BCD but it's a 1/8.

    I'm not 100% sure of this. Anybody else know?
    never mind whether or not they are on rd2's, i believe that "zen" is a label which is only attached to the 144 rings - i believe that the ring you are referring to is just a "messenger" ring, since it is 130 bcd.

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    yeah, just finished looking that up... you're right, thanks.

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    That "Messenger" 1/8 ring in 130 bcd only comes stock on those cranks, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    I want R2D2 cranks...

    Maybe that's just me.
    Not just you at all. Even better would be C-3PO cranks, though. They'd have to go on a bling build, though, given the gold tone they'd have to assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    That "Messenger" 1/8 ring in 130 bcd only comes stock on those cranks, right?
    yep - there have been other discussions about this, but sugino isn't offering the 130 "messenger" ring separate from the cranks right now.

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    http://www.suginoltd.co.jp/images/crank_rd2_abk_001.jpg

    that ^ is all i want. but they aren't to be found anywhere.

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    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...fa1f10e919618e
    this ^ seems to be the closest i can find. but $175 is a lot and i don't know if i need cranks that are that good.
    Last edited by Kilgore_Trout; 01-14-07 at 06:57 PM.

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    you probably found some already since this thread is six months old, but bikemannetwork.com has them. they don't say "RD2" in the product description, but the picture fits.

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    check Alfred E. Bike--thats where i got mine

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