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First conversion; opinions on Sugino GS crankset?
First off, hello everyone! (Relatively) long time cyclist, first time posting.
I've been trying to decide on a crankset. First I was thinking about RDs, then SRAM Omnium and had a brief look at Sugino XDs. I was pretty set on the Omniums, but o make matters more complicated, yesterday I came across a Wanted Ad for a Super Maxy set (what I ride) with 170 arms (what they are). I emailed him with a trade proposal. He doesn't have what I was looking for, but he does have a Sugino GS crankset.
I couldn't find too much info on that particular model, but I think they're 144 bcd. Does anyone have any other info on them? Personal experiences? Any reasons why they wouldn't be a good candidate for a fixed gear conversion?
I know there's a big gap as far as cost/quality between the Omniums and GS. I do a fair amount of riding, mostly for fun/transportation, maybe 75 miles/week average, more when the weather cooperates. Am I going to see a benefit from the SRAM external bearing? Because aesthetically I'm leaning towards the GS. And obviously the wallet will enjoy the swap.
Thanks in advance for any insight!