So i finally got my new wheels - Mavic A319/Deore hubs. Nothin fancy, but definitely inspires more confidence than the wheels that are now in the garbage.
The old wheels had a threaded cogset (freewheel?freehub?) and the Deore hubs take a regular cassette - so that had to be swapped. Along went the chain - replaced.
Now, whenever i apply above average pressure to the pedals, the chain jumps, skips a few teeth, makes a horrible grinding sound, i get a jolt in my groin, and then all is well again.
The bike-mech said that it's the crank - old and worn out. It actually has only 5K km on it, but it's a cheap Suntour, so maybe that's all you get out of them.
So now i'm facing a dilemma - look for a Sugino or Suntour square taper compatible crankset on EBAY or the like; or get a modern Deore/lx crankset and replace the BB to the Octalink standard, as well.
What do you guys think? I like the simplicity of the square taper and don't buy the manufacturers' marketing cr@p about ISIS/Octalink/whatever, but it's becoming more and more difficult to find Sq/T BBs.
Factors important to me - maintenance and prevalence, reliability, cost(don't wanna replace the almost new BB), 26-36-46/48 chainrings.
Thoughts and suggestions, as well as meaningless rambling are welcome.