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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-11-07, 12:45 PM   #1
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best looking ss crank?

Do you know any best looking ss crank (and perform well too)?
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Old 12-11-07, 12:48 PM   #2
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Sugino RD. Looks good, works well. Not too expensive. Hipsters can't stand it when they've spent big bucks on their ride and they still can't get as many women as the guy with the RD cranks and a real job.
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Old 12-11-07, 12:50 PM   #3
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Sugino 75. Looks good, works well. Kind of expensive. Real guys can't stand it when they've spent only a small amount of money on their ride and they can't fit as many track chainrings as the guy with 75 cranks and no life.
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Old 12-11-07, 01:03 PM   #4
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ss cranks are different than fg cranks?
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Old 12-11-07, 01:05 PM   #5
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I'm liking this one better than OEM

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Old 12-11-07, 01:06 PM   #6
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Mountain, road, in-between?
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C Record road cranks.
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Old 12-11-07, 01:58 PM   #8
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Im gonna go with a either a Sugino 75 or Campy C-Record. I like the older Zeus cranks I've seen but don't know that much about em.
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Old 12-11-07, 02:41 PM   #9
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What a horribly ambiguous question. With no information about what it will be used for, relative budget in mind, or any regards to what the poster thinks looks 'good'.

Honestly go to a bike shop and look around, or if there is no good shops for such a thing in your area then try using google for 5 minutes.
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Old 12-11-07, 02:46 PM   #10
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These look good and are way cheap...
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/reviews/alien/crankset/
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It depends on the bike but I really like Sugino 75s, Dura-Ace Track and FSA Carbon Pro Track (in terms of looks). I've heard bad things about the FSA in terms of durability, though.
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Old 12-11-07, 03:28 PM   #12
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^Way facking cool, but don't look like 144bcd. Not a big deal, just sayin'.

edit: also paul cranksets, if you can afford it. A little pricey.

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hmm, I should say "best looking crank for a single speed, 29er, rigid mtb"

Sorry for the confusion
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It's 130, so I figured it was a SS crank as asked for by the OP.

Edit: guess the OP wanted MTB, I have nothing worthwhile for that.
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hmm, I should say "best looking crank for a single speed, 29er, rigid mtb"

Sorry for the confusion
Ha ha ha, yeah, disregard just about every suggestion in this thread so far.

I've heard mixed reviews of the Truvativ Stylos. Nothing looks better than Profiles, IMHO.
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hmm, I should say "best looking crank for a single speed, 29er, rigid mtb"

Sorry for the confusion
White Industries ENO cranks look awesome, but the proprietary chainring thing is just dumb.

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Marquee, do you know who sells that ENO crank? It's the first I've seen it. Lovely.
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I ride with a Stronglight 130bcd crank on my Pista, and, for the money I don't see anything lighter or stronger, and it has a nice finish on both sides.

On my Karate Monkey 29er fixed gear ice bike, I ride with a Truvativ Stylo.
My lbs swears by this crank and I like the way it looks and functions.
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comes in black, too. http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=16690
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White Industries ENO cranks look awesome, but the proprietary chainring thing is just dumb.
+1

also, +1 on the pauls road crank. i will have one one day.
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Old 12-11-07, 10:07 PM   #22
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^Way facking cool, but don't look like 144bcd. Not a big deal, just sayin'.

edit: also paul cranksets, if you can afford it. A little pricey.

more info on these please! i want.


edit: 100% Pure Road Cranks and 100% Pure Mountain Cranks will be available for sale again in the spring of 2008.


:cries: i want them!
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Not SS but I love my new cranks. Stronglight Pulsion Carbons with Ti spindle.

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Old 12-11-07, 10:38 PM   #24
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Amateurs. Here, Jeff Jones custom XTR crankset:

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