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Old 10-04-23, 04:24 PM
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Hi all, I'm thinking about upgrading my 93' Karakoram BB to external BB. What crankset can people recommend? Looking to build 1x8 or 1x9 speed.

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I converted from square taper to external BB - Bike Forums

You might as well go 1x10.
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Is your BB shell 68 or 73? Price and gearing matters a lot on what I'd do. I've currently got a cheapie ganopper Its a chunky and not very light crank but this is its second season running single speed cross and the BB has held up well along with the rest of it. If I was shooting for something better to start with I'd look at something like the rival crank unless I was going for a mtb style and then I might look at the suntour aion. Higher than that I'm looking at the campy ekar crankset, currently been finding them on sale for 230.00 depending on length and gear, if a 73mm bb shell I'd probably look at a shimano SLX or XT crank.
I'd agree with SoSmelly, might as well look to a 10sp group or even 11sp. Microshift offers a decent 10sp drivetrain that's affordable though no crank availability that I know of though any 1x crank will probably work with it.
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