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Old 08-18-08, 05:03 PM   #1
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Sherrif Star Crankset?

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Old 08-18-08, 05:17 PM   #2
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lol. did you come up with this all by yourself?
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Old 08-18-08, 05:50 PM   #3
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Looks like junk to me.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:18 PM   #4
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Old 08-18-08, 06:20 PM   #5
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More or less, yeah, the
fluted crank arms and sheriff star
are cool but the ring looks like
cheapo stamped metal and the
weird attachment to the crank arm
says "early failure." One of those
things that just doesn't quite look
rugged enough to ride down to the
corner store for chocolate milk.
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Wasn't sure, that's why I asked. Thanks
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Old 08-18-08, 07:04 PM   #7
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Awesome.
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try this

http://wheelgirl.typepad.com/web_log...nolo-faux.html

seems they want about $100 for these--you might give them a call.
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try this

http://wheelgirl.typepad.com/web_log...nolo-faux.html

seems they want about $100 for these--you might give them a call.
Those look like nice cranks.
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Old 08-18-08, 07:12 PM   #10
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I think the ones I posted are the real deal. They are NOS & probably from the seventies. SR made some quality stuff.
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Maybe but the lack of a spider with five separate points of attachment
to the chainring looks kinda sketchy to me. Maybe those cranks would propel
a kid down the street. I suspect if you had to torque on them to skid, skip or
blow your nose they would snap right quick. Just sayin.

edit: I'm not saying there aren't other good designs out there but
the thin chainring looks sketch.

try this:http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-cr-paul01.htm

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I think the ones I posted are the real deal. They are NOS & probably from the seventies. SR made some quality stuff.
What do you mean by "the real deal." The design of the chainring is nothing special and calling it "sheriff star" is quite a stretch. They are **** and shouldn't be used unless you're broke and they're free.

while i've never recommended anyone get the ****ty pauls mentioned above you're the prefect candidate and they are at least better than the ones you posted.
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What do you mean by "the real deal." The design of the chainring is nothing special and calling it "sheriff star" is quite a stretch. They are **** and shouldn't be used unless you're broke and they're free.

while i've never recommended anyone get the ****ty pauls mentioned above you're the prefect candidate and they are at least better than the ones you posted.
I'm just curious--what's wrong with the Paul cranks other than an unreasonable price for a crank that
requires a chain ring that is not widely available? I really like the design but I can't justify something that isn't standard 144 bcd or 130 bcd
and can be purchased widely.
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I'm just curious--what's wrong with the Paul cranks other than an unreasonable price for a crank that
requires a chain ring that is not widely available? I really like the design but I can't justify something that isn't standard 144 bcd or 130 bcd
and can be purchased widely.
cnced, square taper, splined interface, inefficient arm shape... Like most everything paul makes these days there are absolute crap by pretty much any measure.
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ah dutret I love to hate ya and agree with ya but I do due get some old campy pista cranks and stfu
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Wasn't sure, that's why I asked. Thanks
There was a question?/
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Yes, as to the quality/history of SR cranks. The fact that they are stamped S Star made me think sheriff star. I was hoping maybe someone might say these were the shiznit so I could hit the BIN, but I think my cranks are fixed.
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They're not S Star, they're actually Silstar. My friend has those same ones.

And they're not very top-notch quality by any means.
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I think the ones I posted are the real deal. They are NOS & probably from the seventies. SR made some quality stuff.
I think you are a troll.
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i have a set of those lying around...they're nothing special.
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They're not S Star, they're actually Silstar. My friend has those same ones.

And they're not very top-notch quality by any means.
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i have a set of those lying around...they're nothing special.
Thanks guys. I thought I had stumbled on to something, but I guess not.
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You should buy them for your conversion, bigbris1.
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Made by SR Japan

I have one of those. If you want it, I'll let it go for the amazing, low-low price of $59.
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Thoughts on this Sakae crankset?

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