Tandem Mountain Climber
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes: Calfee Tandem, Custom CAAD9 BB30, 90 Santana Arriva Tandem, 02 CAAD4 errand bike, 87 Cannondale "Black Lightning"
Thoughts about making my own crankset.
Tell me if this would work well.
I can get a Campy Chorus Triple for pretty cheap ($90) which is ISO taper.
I can discard the left crank arm, and use the Sugino XD crank arms for all 3 locations other than the right rear. Unfortunately these are JIS taper.
I could use a Phil Wood BB with 5mm of asymmetry.
I can use a standard JIS BB in front.
total cost would be $210 w/o BBs and around $350 with BBs. Comes out cheaper than the Davinci (which is my first choice) by around $200. I get nice chainrings with ramps/pins, etc...
Just thinking out loud...
Last edited by uspspro; 05-11-08 at 09:36 AM.