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    takin' it to the streets malpag3's Avatar
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    Soma Hellyer Crankset w/ my current bb?!

    Hey all, about to order parts for a conversion of my vintage Araya road bike to a ss/fg.

    I ran across these Soma Hellyer Cranks http://www.somafab.com/crankset.html


    They're pretty sexy, but I was wondering a few things.

    First, is it worth it to upgrade from my current Sugino cranks that are on there right now?

    I was going to take the chainguard off...





    Second, will these work with my current BB? It is a square shaped peg that goes into the current crankset, and I think that it's the same shape as the Soma Hellyer requires.
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    Yeah it'll work..but chainline will probably be off?

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    i was thinking that too, not sure which length bb you should have

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    Aren't those Soma Cranks the same as the Andel/IRO/Kazame but more expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam777 View Post
    Aren't those Soma Cranks the same as the Andel/IRO/Kazame but more expensive?
    Yase.

    However, the Andel only comes in black, and the IRO only comes with a 3/32" chainring, so Soma gets away with it.

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    Hmm. So I can use them but the BB might not be long enough? How can I measure this?

    FWIW I can get the Soma's for a great price, so it's not that big of an issue.

    Also, is it worth it to upgrade? I ran across this posting somewhere else, http://forums.roadbikereview.com/arc...p/t-64065.html

    It was regarding which chainring to use if I am to keep the current crankset. It looks like I might not have many options in this regard. According to certain posts over there, you can't remove the big chainring, etc.
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    I'm thinking the BB will be too long, not too short.

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    Hmm, I'll post some better pictures later. This damn build is getting more and more expensive by the day! And I haven't even ordered anything yet!
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    Alien sells those cranks too, for $89 with a less sexy chainring. You'll just probably have to see how long the spindle is and change it out, or have a shop measure and do it properly.

    http://www.alienbikes.com/gear.html

    That said, I LOVE those old Sugino cranks! It looks like the guard is riveted though - have you tried to take it off yet?

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    Hmm those look pretty nice, and that's about the price I was lookin' at for the Soma's.

    Like I said in OP, I don't hate my current cranks I just worry that I won't be able to run a clean chainline, remove one of the chainrings, and they won't be able to handle the stresses of riding fixed (though I only way about 135 so...not stress from me!)

    The chainguard is screwed on so I think I can remove it. Think is the operative word!
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