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Old 04-15-11, 07:20 PM   #1
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Non-aesthetic build-related question...

Hi forum -

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)?

Thanks for the input

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Old 04-15-11, 07:26 PM   #2
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The touros I've had were just fine. A little noisy but no real problems with them. I don't have any input on the pake stuff though.
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Old 04-15-11, 07:32 PM   #3
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Personally, I'd go with the Touros. Despite people hating on them, I really liked the seat I had and used them on 3 different bikes.

Would I buy a set? I'll put it this way - if they were available at the same price as a Pake set and that was my budget, I'd go with Touros.
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Old 04-15-11, 08:52 PM   #4
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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.
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I like the Touros that come stock on Kilos. I never had any problems with them while I was running them. I've actually never heard of anyone hating on them for any legitimate reason.
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My friend had a set of Touros/S100 on a Bianchi Pista, it started to leak out some black gunk out of the bb...not sure what it was but gross.
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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 ]

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