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Old 07-20-10, 08:21 PM   #1
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crankset

im building up my bike and im looking for a crankset, what are some good ones?
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Old 07-20-10, 08:22 PM   #2
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Let's give us a price range...
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Old 07-20-10, 08:23 PM   #3
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i guess no more than 150ish, is that reasonable?
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just got omiums for 140 on ebay.

150 is a lot of money for cranks i think. you could be perfectly happy with something below 100
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Old 07-20-10, 08:38 PM   #5
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i dont know fixie cranks x] bmx cranks are expensive
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Old 07-20-10, 09:16 PM   #6
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so what brands are good?
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sugino, truvativ (same company as sram), FSA, shimano, campagnolo...

brands are good, their prices, not necessarily...
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If you buy good parts then when you decide to buy a new frame, and you will, you just Change over the parts and you're done.....
Never have to upgrade with good parts.

If you want to spend 50 bucks more i know of someone here in Dallas (bike mech) selling a sugnio 75 with a sugino zen racing 48T.....just example.

If you look around you will find GREAT parts for very little.

Good cranksets.

Sugino messenger, 75
Campy record (super expensive but pretty)
Origin 8 (very good bang for your buck)

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Dura Ace; if you are willing to sever your limbs for it.

I actually like Sugino Grand Mighty a lot, I'd get one if I were to build a bike purely for the track.
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omnium would be basically a bombproof crankset that will last you forever, so get those if you can get a good deal on em!
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If you buy good parts then when you decide to buy a new frame, and you will, you just Change over the parts and you're done.....
Never have to upgrade with good parts.

If you want to spend 50 bucks more i know of someone here in Dallas (bike mech) selling a sugnio 75 with a sugino zen racing 48T.....just example.

If you look around you will find GREAT parts for very little.

Good cranksets.

Sugino messenger, 75
Campy record (super expensive but pretty)
Origin 8 (very good bang for your buck)

Socks
i got a soma rush and im building it up, im trying to put on good parts so i dont have to replace them x]
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the origin 8 look really good, they're reliable?
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the origin 8 look really good, they're reliable?
Yep, they are; best bang for your buck.
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sweet thanks guys, anyone run a wippermann chain?
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http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Prod..._Crankset.aspx
Many colours available.
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I've heard good things about Wipperman 108 chain, as well as Miche Primato track chain. Chain is a very personal thing, you could try the Wipperman 108 and see how it goes.

http://www.amazon.com/Wipperman-Chai.../dp/B000C12D34
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the origin 8 look really good, they're reliable?
Yes. Exactly what happy pills said. Best bang for your buck. Not very good resale value though.
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I may get an origin8 crankset on ebay for like $50, not bad for my injured wallet
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eBay is a great brand!
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Sugino RD is all you need for street riding.
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I'd go with the Sugino RD or SRAM Omniums
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i really like the eighth inch, any of you guys ever use them?
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My friend uses them. Looks good, and very durable. Good bang for the buck.
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