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Anyone need a cheap, compact crankset?

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Old 09-13-07, 07:44 AM
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Anyone need a cheap, compact crankset?

I usually don't pimp deals, but this is so cheap, and useful, that I thought some might be interested. Compact cranks can add a little more low end to that Craigslist find that you were trying to use as a commuter. A lot of those finds could use a little BB love too, and this is a simple way to take of the issue in one fell swoop.

Specifically, Kogswell, through e-bay, is selling some compact double cranksets (50x34, 170mm arms, and 110BCD), complete with matching cartrige bottom bracket for $29. He claims the black powdercoat finish isn't dark enough, but I can't see anything wrong with it. Black will have to do, as that is the only way it comes.

I bought a set to toss on my old lugged Fuji rolling commuter experiment. The current set, and one of the few original parts remaining on the bike, is a Sugino VT, with 52x42 rings. I rarely use all of the top end, and always wished for a little more in the bottom end. I'm running an IRD 13-28 7spd freewheel in the rear. The only question is how well the original Suntour front derailer will handle the 16 tooth difference of the new crankset? I should know by tomorrow.
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Old 09-13-07, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. I just picked up a set.
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