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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

    WJ

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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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    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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    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.
    // yummygooey

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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 ]

    Cheers

    WJ

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