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Old 10-26-04, 05:35 PM
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Stronglight cranks

Any body have any experience with Stronglight new generation cranks?

They are intersting becauise they offer more 180mm cranks than anybody.

I might even buy a 180mm compact crank just to make second bike different.
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Old 10-26-04, 10:43 PM
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Cycling Plus just did a reveiw on the Stronglight Z-Light Compacts, and gave them a 9 out of ten. May be worth it to check it out. They also reveiw a few other nice cranks.
I want to eventually trade out my Ultegra soon as well.

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Old 10-26-04, 11:22 PM
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Forgot to ask. Do you know of a dealer for these? Stateside perfered but not that picky
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One of the mechanics at my FBS is building up his new roadbike and putting on a set of Stronglight Pulsions. They're beautifully made and absolutely gorgeous. I have them under heavy consideration for my next bike buildup too. Stronglight is a very reputable manufacturer of cranksets and bottom brackets and I'd pick them over the standard Shimano or Campy cranks any day.
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Old 10-27-04, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicco
Forgot to ask. Do you know of a dealer for these? Stateside perfered but not that picky
bullteksports.com and bikepartsusa.com
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Are the Stronglights 10 speed or 9?
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Originally Posted by galen_52657
Are the Stronglights 10 speed or 9?
They claim to be 9/10 spd compatible
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Hey 53-11, you could buy the Stronglight compact 180's and ride a 14-32 cassette and might be able to get up a small rise without a granny gear!
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Originally Posted by galen_52657
Hey 53-11, you could buy the Stronglight compact 180's and ride a 14-32 cassette and might be able to get up a small rise without a granny gear!
LOL.......When the road turns upward Mr. 53-11 always rules....not the skinny guys! No.1 Climber with 180's...nice!

P.S. I took off that 14-32 cassette off your bike and gave to your grandma. She didn't want it though......said she could get by on the track bike and you needed the 14-32 cassette more.

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Originally Posted by 53-11 alltheway
LOL.......When the road turns upward Mr. 53-11 always rules....not the skinny guys! No.1 Climber with 180's...nice!

P.S. I took off that 14-32 cassette off you bike and gave to your grandma. She didn't want it though......said she could get by on the track bike and you needed the 14-32 cassette more.
Yeah, yeah....talk is cheap....come on east 'ol buddy.. I put you up for free....
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Standard length seem to work fine for me. But i just went for a ride and was thinking about this post and noticed that on my frame (compact) the cranks are pretty close to the chainstays already, As it is my heels on my big feet sometimes hit them when I am tired and getting a little sloppy
. May want to take a look at that before ya buy em.
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Originally Posted by galen_52657
Yeah, yeah....talk is cheap....come on east 'ol buddy.. I put you up for free....
LOL...
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Buy the pulsion !! I run then with AC Isis bottom bracket, and changed the chainring bolts into Royce titaninum. Together with Speedplay X1 it's a lightwheightet killer combo.

The best crank I've tried out. (FSA Team Issue, Shimano DA, Campa rec.............)
They work of course with both 9 and 10 speed.
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Old 10-31-04, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by galen_52657
Yeah, yeah....talk is cheap....come on east 'ol buddy.. I put you up for free....
Got room for me too? I'll bring a rope to pull ya both. And when I'm done, I'll go back west to race against the best.
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Lectron,

I'm just curious where one can climb 10,000 vertical meters at 10% grade. Mt. Everest is only 8850 meters (only ... sheesh!).

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