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Old 02-21-07, 03:09 PM   #1
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Nashbar-Ultegra-$80 & 105-$60

OOPS! Cranksets

Is that good? Are they conversion-friendly?
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Old 02-21-07, 03:13 PM   #2
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Ultegra and 105 what.......
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You mean the cranks?

http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?c...ry%3A%20Cranks

You can use them, but since they take an octalink BB, it's hard to adjust the crankset. And octalink's don't last the longest (their bearings are super-tiny).
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you could find old 105 square taper stuff im sure, they would be absolutely fine for a conversion
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eff that. 170 Dura Ace Square Taper
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^That link is to the octalink DA crank

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I have an old square taper 105 crank on my beater conversion. These turn up on ebay all the time and are perfectly good for fg/ss and much cheaper than a new one, and there are more BB spindle length choices to help you get the right chainline. Cheap, used road cranks are a great way to experiment with different crank lengths too. I've played with a number of lengths and found 170s to be the best for me on a fg.
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