Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

Help choosing a crankset for build.

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Help choosing a crankset for build.

Old 04-17-14, 02:00 AM
  #1  
Wits_Of_Fury
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 62

Bikes: 2011 CAAD10-5, 2014 Soma Saga

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help choosing a crankset for build.

I'm working on designing my commuter (Soma Saga frame--I will post the build progress when I have all the parts), but the crankset has me stumped. I'm looking for a ten-speed triple crank with 48/36/26 teeth and a square-taper interface. JIS or ISO is fine. And I want 175 mm arms, which will probably be the easiest part. Anyone have any suggestions? I'd rather not break the bank with an Alpina 2 crankset, so maybe something under $150.
Wits_Of_Fury is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 02:40 AM
  #2  
catonec 
Senior Member
 
catonec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: burlington VT.
Posts: 2,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
problem w/ shimano from ebay? there should be hundreds of choices.
__________________
2010 Kestrel RT900SL, 800k carbon, chorus/record, speedplay, zonda
1997 Trek ZX6000, 6061w/manitou spyder, xt/xtr, time atac
catonec is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 08:12 AM
  #3  
Wits_Of_Fury
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 62

Bikes: 2011 CAAD10-5, 2014 Soma Saga

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No problem in that, I just must be searching incorrectly. I'll give ebay another search.

Update: The one feature lacking from the cranks I find on ebay is the square-taper interface. All the ones I can find that meet the other criteria use integrated BBs.

Last edited by Wits_Of_Fury; 04-17-14 at 08:23 AM. Reason: Update after checking ebay
Wits_Of_Fury is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 09:47 AM
  #4  
Tim_Iowa
Senior Member
 
Tim_Iowa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 1,647

Bikes: 1997 Rivendell Road Standard 650b conversion (tourer), 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10 (gravel/tour), 2013 Foundry Auger disc (CX/gravel), 2016 Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 (MTB/winter), 2011 Cannondale Flash 29er Lefty (trail MTB)

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Square taper cranks with 10 speed rings are quite hard to find.

The IRD Defiant triple is 48-36-34, but $210.

The VO Grand Cru triple is 48-34-24, $195.

The Sugino XD2 would work but it has 8-speed (wider) chain rings.
Tim_Iowa is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 09:52 AM
  #5  
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Grand Cru triple Tim mentioned is a very good crankset. I installed one on my neighbor's bike and it work beautifully. So, for a 2 tooth difference in each of the smaller rings, I'd still go for it.
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 09:52 AM
  #6  
jfowler85
Senior Member
 
jfowler85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zinj
Posts: 1,832

Bikes: '93 911 Turbo 3.6

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
In your search, refine the results to square taper BB interface.
jfowler85 is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 10:24 AM
  #7  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,396

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6921 Post(s)
Liked 245 Times in 203 Posts
48/36/26 t
the 36t middle , means you need a 110 BCD outer spider , the common pairing is a 74 bcd for the inner-most.

Square taper , many brands ... Sugino is popular .
fietsbob is offline  
Old 04-17-14, 02:10 PM
  #8  
Leisesturm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,068
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1345 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 45 Posts
I just don't understand the knee jerk e-bay love where you fight like hell to pay as much as you possibly can for items that are easily available from mass market retailers who are fighting like hell to undersell each other for the lowest price possible. Amazon has cranksets galore and they are available new in a variety of configurations. 10sp is kind of like 21" CRT monitors... if you had to ask... lower the requirement to 8sp or even 9sp and you won't have to shop for used stuff on Ebay or pay top dollar for new stuff on Ebay. If there is such a thing, the defacto triple is 48/38/28. They give those away and you will never break them or find them wanting in any way. The more money you spend the lighter and stronger they get but the cheap ones are plenty strong enough. Anything other than the defacto triple will exact a price premium. Having a 12 tooth gap between the middle and top ring will exact a price premium. Most people use 10sp cassettes with doubles. 52/3 39 or a compact 50/34 or such. If you are on a budget stay within the 'default' industry standards and you can save a bundle.

H
Leisesturm is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Chili Cheesy
Touring
28
09-15-17 07:24 AM
Plainsman
Bicycle Mechanics
8
03-11-14 08:57 PM
byrd48
Bicycle Mechanics
35
06-03-13 10:14 PM
dsboy
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
29
07-21-10 08:37 PM
WoundedKnee
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
20
12-19-09 11:54 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.