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Old 08-19-04, 11:31 PM   #1
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172.5 mm cranks on a Steamroller?

Will 172.5 mm cranks with a 52 tooth chainring clear the chainstays of a Surly Steamroller? Thanks!
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Old 08-20-04, 01:12 AM   #2
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Will 172.5 mm cranks with a 52 tooth chainring clear the chainstays of a Surly Steamroller? Thanks!
I had a 50 tooth on my steamroller and it was tight. It also depends on your BB spindle length. I have a Sugino 75 109mm spindle. A longer spindle would give you more clearance but probably screw up your chainline. I don't think the 172.5mm cranks will be your problem because I run 175's.

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Old 08-20-04, 06:25 AM   #3
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You wanna' push a 52?? Holy smokes!
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You wanna' push a 52?? Holy smokes!
I hear you, man! If I was running a 52, I'd be pushing my bike while I was walking more than I'd be pushing the pedals.

I could see it for a velodrome, but not on the street...
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I hear you, man! If I was running a 52, I'd be pushing my bike while I was walking more than I'd be pushing the pedals.

I could see it for a velodrome, but not on the street...
Yeah, I'm a little aprehensive about it too but that's what Chuck sent me when I bought the Miche group. It's not that hilly here so I figured it'd be alright. I guess I'll send it back for a smaller chainring. Thank's for the responses. So crank is ok, but chainring will not clear. Got it. I don't want a messed up chainline so what size chainring would be optimal for a steamroller?
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