About to swap out frames and I'm deciding between some parts I have laying around, namely which 'cheap' crankset to use when I rebuild.
What is the consensus on pake cranks vs. truvativ touros? I plan on keeping my eyes open for a nice 'real' crank upgrade at some point, but between the two, which is 'better' to use in the interim?
I guess the better question might be, "would anybody 'buy' a set of touros" (rather than them being spec'd on a complete)? Or, to be fair, vice-versa even (that is, you can question why I bought the pakes prior)?
Pake cranks use a more common square taper BB, where as the Touros use a powerspline system. Powerspline BBs arent hard to find new online, but you probably dont have one laying around and most shops wont carry them. Something to think about.
Thanks all for the input! I think I'll run the touros (i'll reuse the BB - though I thought it was square(have to double check) for the time being and keep my eyes open for a nice used set of 144 bcd cranks.
Next question is gonna be about frames [Scrod, was thinking of ordering a Rumrunner and fork from Retro - "support your local moderator" and all ]