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    In the market for a crankset.

    I think the title says it all. I like sugino and all city, but there are some vintage chain rings that are appealing. Tell me what you would buy for someone riding in a very urban (nyc) get anywhere type atmosphere... (i do at least 20 miles on a ****ty day)

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    Suntour Superbe Pro.

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    For riding in nyc i'd recommend a less blingy crank.I find my origin8s comparable to my rds at half the price.Unless you never lock up,then i second squirrelli.

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    I agree with the Origin 8. I have a pair and they serve me well.

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    Origin 8/ Eighthinch/ Sugino Messenger/ thread.
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    If you have the cash, Omnomonomnomonom's are really the best bang for the buck. Bikeisland has 'em for $165 shipped! With bb.

    If you can't afford those, the Sram S300 couriers would be a perfect alternative.

    However every other option the previous posters replied with are also equally good choices.

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    Sugino 75's

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    miche advanced, treefortbikes

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    was also looking at cranks, esp since the miches at ribble are only 130ish shipped now. how noticeable would the difference be compared to, say, my current setup of generic '09 khs flite 100 cranks + origin8 chainring?

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    it would be nonexistent.

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    SRAM Omniums are very nice. I prefer them over my Sugino 75s, and I got an entire crankset with a BB for less than a pair of 75 arms only.

    Before I scored a deal on the Omniums, I was seriously considering Andel 144 BCD cranks (there are several rebrands of this crank) and SRAM S300 Couriers, both of which have gotten pretty good reviews.

    The difference between cheap stock cranks and a nice set of cranks is not non-existant, but it is small. I recently replaced a stock Kilo crankset (Truvativ Touro) with a set of 75s, and the difference in stiffness is noticeable. A lot of other factors play into the stiffness of your right, though, like the frame, wheels, etc. That said, I cannot speak specifically for the Miches, as I've never tried them.
    // yummygooey

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    Something with an external BB.
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    omniums and i will never ride anything else make sure you get the BB package theyr smooooth

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    i lold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwdxbassist View Post
    omniums and i will never ride anything else make sure you get the BB package theyr smooooth
    thats a little biased without trying anything else dontcha think?

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    You guys are on crack..high end cranksets on a bike in NYC? Sure, that's a good idea. Bike theifs sure will be happy that they only have to unscrew two bolts with an allen wrench to get free omniums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clink83 View Post
    You guys are on crack..high end cranksets on a bike in NYC? Sure, that's a good idea. Bike theifs sure will be happy that they only have to unscrew two bolts with an allen wrench to get free omniums.
    actually with omniums its one and its self extracting one 8mm wench and they are gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem View Post
    actually with omniums its one and its self extracting one 8mm wench and they are gone
    hahaha..

    i lock my chainring along with my frame and wheels but i also dnt live in nyc

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    cool, i'll just take your expensive saddle and track bars.
    Last edited by Squirrelli; 04-02-11 at 10:43 PM.

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    i'm glad someone else started this thread so i don't have to, as i am also in the market for a new crankset

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