I want to upgrade de cranks/chairing/bottom bracket on my All-City Big Block, I am currently using the stock parts from the complete bike.
So far my two options are the SRAM Omnium, or a White Industries ENO with a White Industries bb.
I'm worried about two things on the white industries cranks, I can only seem to find them in 170mm or longer, I'm not sure how the 5mm longer cranks would interfere with the riding and fit I currently have, I will mostly ride it as single speed on the road but I do occasionally ride it fixed through traffic and I'm not sure if pedal strike and toe overlap could become an issue. As for the bb, the stock one is 68x110mm while the White Industries is 68x113mm, could the extra 3mm cause chain line issues?
And as for the Omniums I've read some bad things about the bb not lasting very long, and that external bb's are generally crap. Are those really that bad?
I will do some light touring on that bike next year, and I dont wanna get stuck on the road with crank issues.
I'm looking for a long lasting setup, with as little maintenance as possible, I'm not worried about weight, and I want something that will be easy to obtain since I'll have to import it.
So far the White and Omnium sets are pretty easy to get online and I even found a good a deal on white stuff on ebay, but I dont want to waste money on something that may not fit my needs.
I'm open to other options that there may be out there.