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Bikes: Peugot ss/fixed beater, Bareknuckle, Bridgestone Road, Old Raleigh beater.
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Compact Double, Toil and Trouble.
I've been considering upgrading the ol' crankset and upon doing some research (searching the forums and Sheldon Brown) it's come to my attention that a compact double crankset might be a more flexible option in terms of upgrade. I mean, no knocking track cranks, but from what I've found, certain compact double road cranks utilize 130 BCD chainrings instead of the more common 110.
Any recommendations of such cranks? I think the Shimano 600 comes in a 130 BCD setup, but my memory fails to verify the validity of the fact. Are there really any other options in this variety of crankset?
My logic is buy a multi-purpose crank that can someday work its way onto my geared bike (10s retro Peuget--currently out of commission) if I can ever necessitate the sheer luxury of a track dedicated crank.
Any info appreciated.