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Old 05-10-10, 08:09 PM   #1
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I need some help choosing cranks.

I'm looking for a good 144bcd crankset for around $200. I'm mostly looking at either the Miche Advanced or the Soma Hellyer. Is the Miche worth the extra money (Ive found it for $200 and the Hellyer for $130). Are the Soma's just rebranded Andels? They look slightly different to me, but I'm not sure. I would be interested in Omniums, but how are they in the rain? I'm moving to Eugene, Oregon next fall and my one bike will be my main transportation. I could be completely wrong, but I just feel like the external BB won't hold up to rain as well as a sealed BB. I've also seen these (http://www.iminusd.bigcartel.com/product/id144) which really look like rebranded Andels for significantly more, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-10-10, 08:16 PM   #2
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They imiusd looks exactly like a re branded Andel..
I'd stick with the Miche.
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Old 05-10-10, 08:20 PM   #3
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omniums

edit: where have you read about external bb setups not faring well in the wet?
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Old 05-10-10, 08:29 PM   #4
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the external bb of the omniums uses sealed bearings. there's internal vs external bottom brackets, and sealed vs unsealed bearings.
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omniums

edit: where have you read about external bb setups not faring well in the wet?
I'm not sure, but for some reason I was convinced that they had problems with water. Like I said "I could be completely wrong" and I guess I was
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