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Old 06-12-07, 10:21 PM   #1
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Radius Cranks on Keirinculture.com

http://keirinculture.com/store//cata...390e86fb28be1f
Anybody know anything about these? According to Stratton's page:

"Radius is a popular brand in Japan owned by a professional keirin racer. These cranks have a 144mm bolt pattern so you can use any NJS chainring. They take a 110.5 bottom bracket."

They seem like an inexpensive alternative to Sugino 75s to me. I'll most likely pick up a set when I get money.
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Old 06-12-07, 10:26 PM   #2
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something tells me you could get the same quality here for under $30
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Old 06-12-07, 10:29 PM   #3
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I also want a set "when I have money"
Hehe, which always, you know, happens.
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Old 06-12-07, 10:30 PM   #4
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that thought had occurred to me since his frames tend to be kind of high priced. are there other cheap track cranks that work with 144 rings that i'm not aware of?
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Old 06-12-07, 10:38 PM   #5
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Except for the BCD, those look exactly like these:
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Those sell for ~$80 if memory serves, as do these.
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and the chainring bolts to the front, not back. Otherwise, they don't look too great.
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seems like a good niche, and a product i would like to buy. i don't need really nice track cranks, but i would still like to go with 144 bcd chainrings.

it would be nice if sugino, or even a company like iro, made their lower end "track" cranks using the standard bcd.
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seems like a good niche, and a product i would like to buy. i don't need really nice track cranks, but i would still like to go with 144 bcd chainrings.

it would be nice if sugino, or even a company like iro, made their lower end "track" cranks using the standard bcd.
my sentiments exactly
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Old 06-13-07, 06:25 AM   #10
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it would be nice if sugino, or even a company like iro, made their lower end "track" cranks using the standard bcd.
Sugino doesn't make lower end track cranks. They make road doubles which people then brand as track cranks.

Unless you plan on racing I don't see the point of 144. There are widely available 130mm 1/8" rings and you can get much much cheaper 3/32" ones. If you do plan on racing these look like a great option and an amazing way to stretch out the usefulness you can get from a cheapo track bike.
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add $45 for a chainring and it doesn't look like much of a bargain to me.
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It's pretty good if I've got a fat stack of sugino 75 chainrings already, which I do.
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I just bought some they look like 'Dotek' cranks which are just some generic. They were $30.
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Do you have a pic of those Dotek Cranks?

Are they 144BCD?
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Do you have a pic of those Dotek Cranks?

Are they 144BCD?
Dotek's are on danscomp.com. They are 110 BCD.
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