Budget cranks and brakes suggestions?
Hello, I'm new to this forum so I have absolutely no clue if there is a thread on this topic here already. But just a few days ago, I ordered a no brand road bike single speed swappable to fixie for 200 bucks with free shipping from another site. http://www.amazon.com/TRACK-FIXED-FI...7319951&sr=8-2
The main reason I bought this bike was because since UCSD has a huge campus, biking with my mountain bike is a bit of a hassle since it is quite heavy. It is very sturdy and great for actual mountain biking but just as a commuting bike is a bit too heavy.
The only cons I hear about this bike is that the crankset/pedals and brakes are cheap feeling. Judging by the pictures, they do seem a bit on the cheap side. My question is, are there any good budget brakes and cranksets out there? I am thinking about getting the lasco crankset since they look nice and seem alright but did hear that they break quite easily. On the other hand, I have no clue about brakes. Could you guys please give me some advise?