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Old 03-18-08, 10:17 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-18-08, 10:41 AM   #2
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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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Old 03-18-08, 11:11 AM   #4
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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.
apparently i am mistaken
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Old 03-18-08, 11:13 AM   #5
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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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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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Old 03-18-08, 11:22 AM   #7
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track crank


touro crank
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Old 03-18-08, 11:32 AM   #8
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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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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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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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It looks like the Hozan bottom bracket lockring tool could bite.
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