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Old 06-20-11, 04:37 PM
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Inexpensive/ Budget MTB SS Crankset?

Hey everybody, first post here! I recently started getting into doing (somewhat) tricks on my 2009 Hardrock Disc, which is of course a 26" mountain bike. I bought some DJ3s for it, as well as S type rims, Kenda Kinetics and single speed. Right now as it sits, I have the stock three gear chainring up front, and a single gear in the back with a spring loaded Gusset tensioner. I love the single speed, but I can't stand how much the chain falls off every time I stop. I'm slowly learning how to do roll back fakies, but it's almost impossible when my chain falls off every single time I pedal backwards.

TL;DR I want to buy a single speed, or four hole sprocket compatible crankset for a low price, none of this 250$ stuff. I can buy a BMX bike for that much money. Does anybody know of some inexpensive cranksets for my bike? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 06-20-11, 05:05 PM
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What if I were to...

Buy this http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGLE-SPEED-FIX...d#ht_836wt_905
and this http://cgi.ebay.com/Sinz-Expert-5-Bo...#ht_500wt_1156 ?

I think I may have found a solution for around 72$, which isn't too bad if you consider what other people are asking. Will this work? Thanks!

Edit - Crap. The chainring bolts are 110mm, and the crankset's are 130mm. Still looking I guess. I think 5 bolt is completely out of the question.

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You could always run a BMX crankset with a euro BB.
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Inexpensive/ Budget MTB SS Crankset?

Easy, keep your stock crankset. Lose the small/large or middle/large chain ring, considering chainline of course, and get new chain ring bolts. Chain dropping sounds like a chainline issue.
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