Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SE Penna., USA
Bikes: Santana Cabrio triplet, Santana Fusion S&S tandem, Co-Motion Mocha S&S tandem, Co-Motion Pangea S&S, Co-Motion Nor'wester S&S, C'dale F2000
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
I have a set of TA Zephyr cranks on my Santana tandem. They are very nice and have held up well. I like that they are 110/74 BCD so can take a wide range of chainring sizes. PLUS they are also drilled for a 56mm BCD chainring in the smallest position. I haven't used that to run a really small ring (like a 20) but it's a cool idea.
I also have TA Carmina cranks on my Co-Motion single bike. They are really spiffy looking.
Note that I bought both sets used for a reasonable cost. I'm not sure I'd plunk down the cash required to buy them new. They are nicely made and finished, to be sure, but I don't think they warrant the premium price over, say, a set of Sugino tandem cranks.
What I really love are the set of old White Industries cranks I have in my parts box. Super stiff, nicely finished, simply a great set of cranks. The only reason I'm not running them now instead of the TA set is compatibility with my stokid setup (the White Ind cranks have an odd size BCD for the timing cranks).