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Old 11-21-12, 09:50 PM
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Crankset

I have a super cheap riveted crankset on my road bike and the rings are bent. I need suggestions for a durable, X2, square taper replacement. I'm hoping to score a good deal at a black Friday sale. Thanks
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Old 11-21-12, 10:07 PM
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super cheap cramkset usually means supercheap BB - consider a complete replacement. pretty good quality cranksets, whether ISIS, Octalink or external bearing BBs are very reasonable, if you're not affect by the 'Bling' factor.
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Old 11-22-12, 09:38 AM
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You are correct sir. When I brought the bike home the stock BB was shot. That was the one thing I had to replace to get the bike ride-able. I replaced with a good quality Shimano square taper, same one Surly sells on the built CrossCheck I believe. Pulling the new BB back out is an option, just figured I I'd stick with square taper crank if possible. Really just looking for best bang for the buck for a good quality, functional, replacement. Bling is not an issue.
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Old 11-22-12, 09:48 AM
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What is your price range?
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Sorry to jack your thread kooler but instead of starting another one I will just jump in.
Guy's I want (not need) a new crankset for my CAAD7. It is a 9 speed double. Here is the bike with the current setup.
https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...e#.UDCRDUQ1-nc

I would like a 105 or maybe even an Ultegra crankset to replace the current one. My LBS doesn't have any 9 speed comps. I found a few used ones on ebay but wanted to see where else I can look that I may not know about. Thanks.
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Old 11-22-12, 06:45 PM
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Looking at Amazon, it looks like they start at around $30...
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I have this on two bikes--priced right, geared right and affordable: https://www.rivbike.com/product-p/cr1.htm
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Old 11-22-12, 10:32 PM
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I like to wait for the Joe Friday sales. "Just the facts ma'am".
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53,39 or 50,34t ? ie what terrain is around you?
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under $100, I would prolly pick an FSA Vero, or look on ebay for variety.
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I found an 8 speed Shimano FC-2300 for $55. Was getting ready to pull the trigger and backed off. I think I'm going to upgrade the whole drive-train and go to 9 sp. The bike of my dreams right now is a Surly Cross-Check. I going to copy the component group from the built Cross-Check and put it on my Nishiki.
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53,39 or 50,34t ? ie what terrain is around you?
Lots of hills! I found a new one today that was ridiculous.
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I have this on two bikes--priced right, geared right and affordable: https://www.rivbike.com/product-p/cr1.htm
I like it. But that raises another point. i was going to keep it simple with a double. Now you have me thinking about a triple.
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under $100, I would prolly pick an FSA Vero, or look on ebay for variety.
I found a Race Face leftover at a great price. Ill look at FSA before I buy.
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OK, scratch copying the Cross-Check built bike components. I've hear great thing in general about the bike but just got on-line and read reviews. Two out of the said "awesome frame, crappy components." Back to the drawing board.
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Op, if you are still looking, Ribble has Stronglight square taper double cranks, for about $70. They are a clone of the Sugino cranks mentioned above, and you can get them in 53/39, 50/36, 50/34, and 48/34.
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Op, if you are still looking, Ribble has Stronglight square taper double cranks, for about $70. They are a clone of the Sugino cranks mentioned above, and you can get them in 53/39, 50/36, 50/34, and 48/34.
That sounds good, I like the 53/39. l'll defininitely check it it out. l'm putting together the rest of my list for a 9 speed upgrade now.
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