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Old 02-10-10, 09:19 PM   #1
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IRD Defiant Cranks

any info on these?

http://somafab.blogspot.com/2010/02/classic.html
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Old 02-10-10, 09:36 PM   #2
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http://www.interlocracing.com/cranks.html

This is all I've seen so far. I like them and the price is decent. The only thing that stands between me and a set is money...
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Oh man...I may need a set of these.
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that's some good sh*t right there. I bought a set of vintage road cranks like these for a friends re-build conversion, but being able to get them new, in 144bcd, and stronger is a sweet deal
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These look good, but I'd like to read a review before I grab em.
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Agreed. Hopefully they're as good as they look!
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Old 02-11-10, 08:22 AM   #7
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Sweet (looks just like my vintage crank scraped from the boneyard).
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If I get them, will I see a $160 improvement in performance?
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compared to 0$ and no crankset, yes.
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compared to 0$ and no crankset, yes.
Hehe. Made me chuckle.
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I'm bumping this to see if anyone has these or has experience with them.
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I've had one on order via Soma for about a month now - last I heard they were getting them in stock in a couple of weeks (this was a little over a couple of weeks ago) They aren't in stock at IRD's webstore either. Hopefully soon! Has anyone actually gotten their hands on a pair? All the places that said they'd be getting them, only a handful actually have them listed, and none seem to have them in stock.

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wow those look beautiful. srsly.
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If you're in the Bay Area, they have these in stock at San Francisco Cyclery for $160, I think. I was there this weekend and got to check them out in person. They look really, really good. I wish I could try em out.
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i would spend the money on some vintage campy ones rather than repros. you could get old dura ace thats about the same. idk i like to have stuff thats actually old not reproduced but thats me im a little ocd.
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suginos from the 70's are simmilar too. i got some new school miche cranks now and they are not much more than the those knockoffs.
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I've had one on order via Soma for about a month now - last I heard they were getting them in stock in a couple of weeks (this was a little over a couple of weeks ago) They aren't in stock at IRD's webstore either. Hopefully soon! Has anyone actually gotten their hands on a pair? All the places that said they'd be getting them, only a handful actually have them listed, and none seem to have them in stock.
Did you get them yet? I'm considering this for my mixte build...
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I just ordered a set of these at cost through the shop where I work. I should have them in two days.
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Campagnolo and Shimano abandoned that design years ago.

I never really understood the obsession with old stuff folks on this scene (and ultimately the manufacturers) have. But, there are a lot of things that I don't understand. To each his own.

They appear to be a really nice replica.
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Meh, at least they look nice. There's a ton of basic cranks out there with inexplicably high price tags; at least this one offers something on the aesthetic end to justify the expense.
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I have a set on the VO Polyvalant I am building. I cant give a ride report b/c I am still waiting for a part to finish the build. (bar-end shifter for SA 5-speed) They look great and the fit and finish is very good, as soon as the shifter comes in (I've been waiting 3 months@#$%) I will post a ride review. Hope this helps!!
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I just ordered a set of these at cost through the shop where I work. I should have them in two days.
i really miss working at a shop...
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Heres a pic, not the greatest but you get the idea.
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I have a set on the VO Polyvalant I am building. I cant give a ride report b/c I am still waiting for a part to finish the build. (bar-end shifter for SA 5-speed) They look great and the fit and finish is very good, as soon as the shifter comes in (I've been waiting 3 months@#$%) I will post a ride review. Hope this helps!!
yes a review would be awesome!

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Just got the word that my shifter is in the states waiting to clear customs. I should have it in a week and a half or so!!!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!!! I have been waiting to ride this bike for a long time. Full review on the crank set and the bike to follow.

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