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TA Cyclotouriste cranks, 165mm, what rings do you want?

Old 01-28-10, 02:09 PM
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TA Cyclotouriste cranks, 165mm, what rings do you want?


Here at Harris Cyclery, we found a bunch of TA Cyclotouriste/Pro 5 Vis stoker cranks, and are in the process of having them rethreaded for use as a standard crank. We want to sell these with chainrings, and hardware, and we have a source, but we're unsure of what rings to order, since we can't carry the full range.

Believe me, I'd like to carry the full range of rings again, but it's not my decision.

Anyway, since we can only get a few sizes in, I figured we should get the sizes that people actually want. I'm going to get a 46-30 for myself. If you could choose any combination of chainrings, single, double, or triple (modern triple front derailleurs need not apply) what would it be?

I'm not sure what sizes will end up being available from our source, but they claim to have everything. We'll see.

Here's a post with a couple more pictures of the cranks: https://blog.harriscyclery.com/coming-soon-ta-cranks/
Here's the chainrings we used to carry: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/f...ml#chainwheels
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Old 01-28-10, 03:16 PM
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Outer ring: 44-48t are the most popular/hardest to find.
Inner: 30-36t

These are great cranks to set up as a compact double with low Q. Good news, Kevin.

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How much just for the arms? Any orphaned left^h^h^h^h *RIGHT* 165mm arms by any chance?

Oh, outer rings in the mid to high 40s (45-49) are what I like.

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I think 46-30 is a good choice.

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FWIW renehersebicycles.com (Boulder Bicycle) has TA Rings from 42 to 48 in stock for reasonable prices. Just got one in the mail today.
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Originally Posted by jmichaeldesign
FWIW renehersebicycles.com (Boulder Bicycle) has TA Rings from 42 to 48 in stock for reasonable prices. Just got one in the mail today.
+1, much better prices than VO.

To the OP, I don't envy your position in trying to choose just a couple sizes of chainrings. It so depends on what the person is trying to accomplish. I bought a 42/28 because I was setting up a touring double.

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mparker326, it's at least reassuring that Boulder Bicycle can supply more sizes than we'll be able to carry.

Takes the pressure off a little.
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape
I think 46-30 is a good choice.
+1 Those are the rings I am planning to run.
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Velo-Orange has also long discussed producing rings in that BCD. If/when they do, I have a feeling the price will be very competitive with TA.

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I'm very fond of my compact double 46-36 on my town and country bike. the 52-42 it originally came with are collecting dust the 52 is stamped Lambert where did that come from? But the beauty of TA is all the possible combinations.

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anyone know where I could find a 26t in steel
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These are now in stock, with dustcaps, hardware, and chainrings. There's a limited number of cranks available, and less dustcaps than arms. Chainrings we should be able to reorder if we run out. For some reason we only have chainring bolts for the outer ring, but we're expecting the inner fixing bolts next week. Sorry.



The chainrings we have are 26, 28, 30 inner. 42, 44, and 46 outer. The chainrings are new ones from TA, and are, of course, ridiculously shiny. All outers have holes for mounting a second ring.

If you guys need different sized rings drop me an email or a pm and I'll poke the people in charge until they order them.
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