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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-18-04, 09:59 AM   #1
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i'm almost done planning out my fixie. i still need to pick out a crankset, and i'm not looking forward to spending lots of money on it.

does anyone have cheap-ass cranks? i mean, could i get by with a cheaper crankset? are there any cheap and/or good combinations of crank/chainring that aren't track cranks and track chainrings?

or i guess someone could just convince me that i should in fact spend lots of money on some..
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Old 12-18-04, 10:03 AM   #2
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http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html#cranks
There's 165 for 35 bucks 110 mm bcd
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Old 12-18-04, 10:44 AM   #3
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There's probably a shop around you that has a used parts selection. Go there and see what you can find in old road doubles or triples. Otherwise the Bulletproof cranks can be had all over. They're cheap, you should be able to meet the Harris Cyclery price and save on shipping. Plus your LBS will love you for shopping with them.
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