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    Best Crankset for the $

    Looking for a good, solid crankset. Need the ratio to be around 2.8. (For example, 44:16, 42:15)

    Been looking at THIS crankset, but I'm not sure about the quality.

    Remember, I'm on a budget. Already investing waaaayy too much in a WI rear hub and cog...

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    I got this:

    http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...track-crankset


    I have no complaints and a lot of people here told me that was good for the money when I got it
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/rms13

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    I got this:

    http://www.retro-gression.com/produc...track-crankset


    I have no complaints and a lot of people here told me that was good for the money when I got it

    I saw that one, but I'm still looking for something a little more economical. I was also thinking about THIS, but it needs to be silver or else my bike will look crummy.

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    Anyone know if this one is good or not?

    http://www.benscycle.com/p-891-fsa-v...w42t-ring.aspx

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    I had had a FSA Vero that came stock on my scwhinn madison, It never gave me any trouble. I gave it to my friend a year and a half ago for his se draft and he's still using it.

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    http://www.benscycle.com/p-935-sturm...-crankset.aspx

    How about this one? I like it the best so far.

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    All about the same quality.
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    I used this for a couple of years with no issues:

    http://www.benscycle.com/p-913-sugin...-crankset.aspx


    On my 83 Trek, I bought some Shimano 600 cranks for $30 on ebay, added chainring and BB. It was around $80 total and I've been happy with it.

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    I use shimano 600ex, i would also choose that over a sugino rd any day
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    They are all more than good enough, unless you are an elite track racer.

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    The Andels are awesome for the money.

    Spending almost $300 on your rear hub, but skimping out on your crankset seems silly to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    The Andels are awesome for the money.

    Spending almost $300 on your rear hub, but skimping out on your crankset seems silly to me.
    Thiiiis.

    Also, SRAM S300's are pretty good bang for your buck. They can be found relatively cheap with some clever searching.
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    How do i tweak my brakes so it will be good for skidding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    The Andels are awesome for the money.

    Spending almost $300 on your rear hub, but skimping out on your crankset seems silly to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
    Thiiiis.


    Also, SRAM S300's are pretty good bang for your buck. They can be found relatively cheap with some clever searching.
    I'm not sure where you're coming up with $300 for the hub. Try half

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthius View Post
    I'm not sure where you're coming up with $300 for the hub. Try half
    You still get the message regardless of Jay's number.
    Quote Originally Posted by cianm View Post
    How do i tweak my brakes so it will be good for skidding?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    As Minchin said, praying before a sporting event and winning does not mean that god took time out from torturing and killing babies in Africa to ensure your team's win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solipsist716 View Post
    You still get the message regardless of Jay's number.
    Yeah

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