Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-11, 10:15 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
jonwvara's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington County, Vermont, USA
Bikes: 1966 Dawes Double Blue, 1976 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1975 Raleigh Sprite 27, 1980 Univega Viva Sport, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1984 Lotus Classique, 1976 Motobecane Grand Record
Posts: 2,598
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Appropriate wide-range replacement for Stronglight 93

What would be a reasonable and appropriate substitute for the Stronglight 93 crankset on an early-70s Raleigh Gran Sport? I need low gears--either a wide-range double or a triple of some kind. A Cyclotouriste would be great, but would likely be way too spendy for me. I'm thinking of an Stronglight 99. What else might work? Of course, I could use any sort of modern crank, but I'd like to use something that's more or less period correct and looks right for the bike.

"Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long."
--Ogden Nash
jonwvara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-11, 10:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 11,147
Mentioned: 122 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 618 Post(s)
Yup, Stronglight 99 or another 86bcd crank would work well for what you're looking for. And as an alternative to the the Stronglight 49D or TA Pro vis 5, you might keep an eye out for the Nervar variant:

nlerner is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.