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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 04-01-09, 08:00 AM   #1
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Sugino cranks

Does anyone know anything about Sugino cranksets? How do they compare (qualitywise) to Shimano ones? I know they're a good deal more expensive, but if it's worth it, I love the look of them.
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Old 04-01-09, 08:16 AM   #2
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are you referring to a specific crank? sugino makes high and low end cranksets. as far as comparing with shimano, they both make a quality product.

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but if it's worth it, I love the look of them.
not the best reason to drop 250 on a crank...
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The range in quality is huge--high end sugino's (75s) are great, low end (gts) are crappy.

High end cranks aren't really worth it if your going to be riding around in sneakers-- a lot of the driving powers is lost in the sole of the shoe. When I got my 75s (with 75 bottom bracket) I also got SPDs-- the difference was huge.
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Dura Ace = good

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-cr-shim01.htm

Sugino 75= yummy

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-cr-sug01.htm

RD's= everyone else

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-cr-sug02.htm

Grand Mighty= You have more cash

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-cr-sug06.htm
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rd's are great and reliable and sexy. ive had a pair on every one of my fixed gears
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rd's are great and reliable and sexy. ive had a pair on every one of my fixed gears
rds are all most people will ever need but they are nothing special let alone sexy.
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anyone know about the nissan car?
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anyone know about the nissan car?
It was once a Datsun. Then it was a Nissan by Datsun. Now just Nissan.
The original 240z is now kind of collectable like a 1980 DeRosa with full Campy Record.
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rds are all most people will ever need but they are nothing special let alone sexy.
just because they arent special doesnt mean that they cant look good. nothing wrong with finding beauty in a simple thing such as a cheap reliable crank
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just because they arent special doesnt mean that they cant look good. nothing wrong with finding beauty in a simple thing such as a cheap reliable crank
i cant disagree with that.
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i was genuinely shocked at the way the 75 crankset spins though.
probably the smoothest spin i've ever seen... not sure if it's felt real world, but they spun longer than my phils when chain/pedals were off.
(both had seen good mileage and were broken in nicely)
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