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Old 04-11-11, 09:04 AM   #1
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Alleged Sugino OEM crankset?

Hey folks--

First off, just wanted to say that as a first time bike-builder, you have all been immensely helpful, which is much appreciated.

That said, I did a search for this website and crankset, but couldn't find anything on it here, so I was wondering opinions or thoughts on its legitimacy:

http://www.red2bicycle.com/products/...Chain-%29.html

The cranks certainly appear to be the Sugino RD Messengers, but I can't seem to find any definitive information. If so, this seems to be quite the deal, which would be a huge boon to someone on a tighter budget a la me. Thoughts? If I didn't go with these I would probably end up with the Eighth Inch Crankset.
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Old 04-11-11, 09:12 AM   #2
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I'm 99.99999% certain that Sugino doesn't sell unbranded stuff. The only way to tell for sure is by looking at the backs of the arms. They're most likely Driveline cranks - same as Pake, EigthInch, etc, etc.
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Ahhh, thanks! Yup--look what I found. Looks suspiciously like the "Sugino OEM," including colors and everything.

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/dr...5mm-48t/TK13P1

Hmmm, I guess Eighth Inch it is then? Seen some Sugino Messengers go for decent prices on eBay, but nothing too great presently. Doh.
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No problem. EighthInch are probably the best bang for the buck and come with a nice chainring.
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Sugino Drillium (drilled) chainrings just have an "S" and the tooth count on them. Like "S-53".



There are no other stamps or markings on the rings.
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