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Ritchey compact crank question

Old 07-20-07, 09:04 AM
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Ritchey compact crank question

I've been considering switching to a compact crank on my backup bike (1997 Bob Jackson Messina with a 9 speed Shimano Ultegra groupo).
Is anyone famaliar with the Ritchey Pro 110 V 172.5mm 34x50 Octalink crankset (CR3257)?
Its priced at about $104 on Ebay which looks to be a good deal.
It weighs 570g which seems pretty good at this price.
Any experience or thoughts?
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I have that same crank. It bolted right onto the Octalink BB that my Dura Ace FC-7700 was on.
Just lower the front derailer and adjust cable tension and you're off.
Great crank so far but I did replace the 34t inner ring with a 36t.
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I bought those cranks at Performance recently and they are great. Quite a bit stiffer than the Ultegra cranks they replaced. Mine were about $130 so that's a good deal you have there. They have somewhat of an optical illusion to them as several people have asked are they 165's when in fact they are 172.5's.
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I've got a set of Ritchey WCS compact cranks for sale if you want them. PM me.
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