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    Recs for (vintage?) fixed/track crank & BB

    Hi people,
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by apg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by apg View Post
    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. $(KGrHqNHJBcFBRS(iKyPBSUnSwdodQ~~60_57.jpg
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by apg View Post
    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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    photo.jpgMy project work out great, thanks everyone!
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    It did?

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    Yes, it did.
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