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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 08-06-08, 06:07 PM   #1
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Drivetrain + Crank questions

Throwing together a new commuter around an old French track frame. The question has come as to what combination to go with in terms of cranks + bottom bracket. The current bottom bracket is a 115mm spindle with of course the old loose balls french cups. I know of no cranks which will match the 115 length for good chainline (anyone running something similar to this?) So the question is what would the ideal setup be? Should I go on a wild goose chase for the right cranks OR replace the bottom bracket and buy new cranks? What cranks does everyone prefer? I have both a 20t and 16t EAI cog for the rear wheel if that makes any difference.
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Old 08-06-08, 06:27 PM   #2
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French frame?

Put on your headache cap!
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Old 08-06-08, 06:39 PM   #3
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yeah i know seriously. the french cups + bb thing has already driven me batty.
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