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    bikeman famous maker cranks

    http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/CC-CRTRACK

    anyone try these? supposedly bontrager branded track cranks.
    i'm trying to decide if the outboard bearing BB is worth upgrading to for my Rob roy
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    Their website says "TruVativ made this crank for a another manufacturer who's logo is still on the crank. " I maybe mistaken but those cranks come on a lot of entry level complete bikes. You may be better off trying to find some one who is upgrading and has one laying around.

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    I haven't seen outboard bearing cranks on any entry level completes yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by edw View Post
    Their website says "TruVativ made this crank for a another manufacturer who's logo is still on the crank. " I maybe mistaken but those cranks come on a lot of entry level complete bikes. You may be better off trying to find some one who is upgrading and has one laying around.
    apparently i am mistaken

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    I was wondering the same thing here. I wish they had better photos...
    You can't tell **** from that Bikeman photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by edw View Post
    apparently i am mistaken
    Truvativ makes the touros which come on many entry level bikes and look similar to those with the exception of the outboard BB. I wonder if these are maybe something truvativ is moving towards to replace the touros

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    track crank


    touro crank

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    no option for chainring on outside?

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    I don't see a crank like this anywhere in the TruVativ lineup. It's certainly not their outboard bearing track cranks, the Omnium. I think these are a little suspicious.
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    ya they don't necessarily have to be in the truvativ lineup as they are OEM products made for a different company. I wouldn't be surprised to see these come out soon as a replacement for the touros though

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    Outboard bearing cranks - soon to be obsolete technology. And rightfully so. Long live square taper!
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    is it so crazy to think they are telling you the right info? looks like these...

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...road/track/t1/

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    that was the bike i was assuming they were off of.
    well, just placed the order, so i'll let you all know how they are.

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    At that price for the crank and cups it may be worth a try. I have had good luck with bikeman in the past.

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    definitely looks like the ones off the trek

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    $80 for the crank and bearings is a really good price. With an Origin8 and Sugino bottom bracket you're looking at $80, with an Andel instead you're over $100.

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    what's the appeal of the outboard bearing? is it just lighter and stiffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
    what's the appeal of the outboard bearing? is it just lighter and stiffer?
    Lighter and stiffer than square-taper, longer lasting than an ISIS or Octalink.
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    They're sourced from Lemond Fillmores. It appears they are 3/32" rings. The BCD is most likely 130 NOT 144. It is essentially the GXP version of the Touro singlespeed cranks. Nice still at $80. I picked up a set too. A TA ring in 1/8" for the set still puts them under the $250 mark Benscycle wants for the Omniums. Hell, I may just leave the 44t on and run a smaller rear cog...

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    only problem for me is that i had to look kind of hard for 22t freewheel at a decent price, so i can run singlespeed offroad and not kill myself walking

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    I assume these are 68mm?

    Not a lot of info on these...

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    Yep, english thread...the bearings will fit a 73mm shell too...but the crank spindle is set for a 68mm shell.

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    What kind of tool do you need to install the cups? Can they be hand tightened? Will my Hozan work?

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    edit: this one's probably better:

    since it's got the name of the BB on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
    It looks like the Hozan bottom bracket lockring tool could bite.

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