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Old 10-27-13, 07:16 PM   #1
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Recs for (vintage?) fixed/track crank & BB

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Building up a nice frame with Campy SR track hubs and Mavic Open Pros.
I'm looking for suggestions for a BB and crank set for it. I like the idea of a campy set up, but I don't love the newer looking stuff.
Any ideas on something really functional and good looking? I personally love the older stuff, but am open to ideas.
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Old 10-27-13, 07:27 PM   #2
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For example I really like the Stronglight 93s which I could modify for a fixie, and I quite like the 1950/60 Campy SR cranks and chain wheels.
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If you want the look of old Campy without going to the used market, look up the IRD defiant crankset. See if you can source it through your LBS.
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Thanks. An option, yes. For another $100 though I could get a real Campy like this:

http://bit.ly/17mJhOp

but is that well priced for the item?

If I'm going campy, shouldn't I just save and go campy SR on the BB and crankset?
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These old Zuescranks look awesome too- any ideas if they're worth $250, and if they ride well?

http://bit.ly/18sWP4H
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Also - am I supposed to be buying a 110mm BB to make the chain line as straight as possible or does it not really matter if I find a 120mm or 110mm?
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These old Zuescranks look awesome too- any ideas if they're worth $250, and if they ride well?

http://bit.ly/18sWP4H
Those seem like nice enough cranks, but 151 bcd? Don't know how easy it's going to be finding new rings to go with that, especially since it comes with a 50t ring which is fine if you're riding on the track, but probably too much for street. Unless you live at the salt flats or something.
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Also - am I supposed to be buying a 110mm BB to make the chain line as straight as possible or does it not really matter if I find a 120mm or 110mm?
Your BB spindle length is determined by the design of the crank. Get a crank first, then a BB to suit.
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So this old Super Record is not good value, right? http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321223730297?lpid=82
Seems overpriced at $250.
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You're going to pay if you want vintage Campy.
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Is anyone here selling vintage campy cranksets BB etc?
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Is anyone here selling vintage campy cranksets BB etc?
There's a proper place for that, and SSFG isn't it. Try here
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If you just want some nice vintage looking track cranks, get an IRD Defiant crankset. They cost only $130 at RG.

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People like riding the IRDs?
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My project work out great, thanks everyone!
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