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Andel deluxe crank set

Old 03-08-18, 09:14 PM
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Andel deluxe crank set

Anyone running the Andel Deluxe crankset? I like the eternal bb design and wonder if this crank is worth the money. I'm currently running an old Sugino crank with a Shimano UN-55 bb. Would the Andel be a significant upgrade?

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Maybe not a significant upgrade but they are not bad for generic cranks. Sugino 75 Direct Drive would be a nice big step up and has the external BB that you crave. However I will say you will actually have to spend money on it so you know that tends to scare some of the people on this forum away. I like Sugino and think they make a quality product and are a company that knows cranks well and makes some of the finest track drivetrains out there.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Maybe not a significant upgrade but they are not bad for generic cranks. Sugino 75 Direct Drive would be a nice big step up and has the external BB that you crave. However I will say you will actually have to spend money on it so you know that tends to scare some of the people on this forum away. I like Sugino and think they make a quality product and are a company that knows cranks well and makes some of the finest track drivetrains out there.
Wow, that Sugino direct drive crank is super expensive. I noticed also that the bb is 103 mm vs. the Andel's 110mm. Thinking there might be clearance issues with the Sugino on some frames. Is there an easy way to tell what crank/frame combos will work in terms of crank arm clearance?

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They both use external bearing bottom brackets which don't have a spindle length like traditional BBs, so I'm not sure where you're getting that from.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
They both use external bearing bottom brackets which don't have a spindle length like traditional BBs, so I'm not sure where you're getting that from.
I was looking at the square taper versions of those cranks too, and probably got them confused.

How can you tell if a frame will have clearance for a crank with an external bb?

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A crankset having an external bottom bracket has absolutely nothing to do with clearance.
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Honestly, crank clearance issues are really quite rare. I feel like this is a real much ado about nothing.
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Originally Posted by bonsai171
I was looking at the square taper versions of those cranks too, and probably got them confused.

How can you tell if a frame will have clearance for a crank with an external bb?

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But to answer your question -- contact the frame manufacturer and ask them.
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I don't think I'd live long enough to appreciate an eternal bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
I don't think I'd live long enough to appreciate an eternal bottom bracket.
Then you haven't lived lol. Funny guy, didn't realize I wrote that.

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Pretty sure Phil Wood makes the eternal bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Pretty sure Phil Wood makes the eternal bottom bracket.
Actually, the bottom bracket in my 1983 Nobilette is an eternal Phil Wood.
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